Running Scared. 2006. Directed & Written by Wayne Kramer. Starring Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Vera Farmiga, Chazz Palminteri, Karel Roden, Johnny Messner, Ivana Milicevic, Alex Neuberger, Michael Cudlitz, Bruce Altman, Elizabeth Mitchell, Arthur J. Nascarella, John Noble, Idalis DeLeon, & David Warshofsky. New Line Cinema/Media 8 Entertainment/True Grit Productions. Rated 18A. 122 minutes. Action/Crime/Drama ★★★Continue reading “Running Scared Runs (Too) Wild on Crime”
This Is England. 2006. Directed & Written by Shane Meadows. Starring Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham, Jo Hartley, Andrew Shim, Vicky McClure, Joseph Gilgun, Rosamund Hanson, Andrew Ellis, Perry Benson, George Newton, Frank Harper, & Jack O’Connell. Warp Films/Big Arty Productions/EM Media. Unrated. 101 minutes. Crime/Drama ★★★★★ Shane Meadows is a British National Treasure. His filmsContinue reading “Skinhead Subculture vs. White Nationalism in This Is England”
The Lost. 2006. Directed & Written by Chris Sivertson; based on the novel by Jack Ketchum. Starring Marc Senter, Shay Astar, Alex Frost, Megan Henning, Robin Sydney, Michael Bowen, Ed Lauter, Dee Wallace, Erin Brown, Ruby Larocca, Tom Ayers, Tony Carreiro, Katie Cassidy, Cynthia Cervini, & Rob Elk. Silver Web Productions. Unrated. 119 minutes. Crime/Drama/HorrorContinue reading “The Lost: Constructions of Masculinity Gone Wrong”
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. 2006. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Screenplay by Sheldon Turner; from a story by Sheldon Turner & David J. Schow. Starring Jordana Brewster, Taylor Handley, Diora Baird, Matt Bomer, R. Lee Ermey, Andrew Bryniarski, Lee Tergesen, Terrence Evans, Kathy Lamkin, Mariette Marich, and Lew Temple. Platinum Dunes. Rated 18A. 91Continue reading “Prequel to Cannibalism in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning”
Not all remakes are bad, not even close. This one? It’s a stinking turd.
BackWoods. 2006. Dir. Koldo Serra. Screenplay by Serra & Jon Sagalá. Starring Gary Oldman, Virginie Ledoyen, Paddy Considine, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Jon Ariño, Lluís Homar, and Kandido Uranga. Lionsgate. Rated 14A. 97 minutes. Thriller ★★★★ (Film) ★1/2 (DVD release) This is one of those films I may never have heard of, if only maybe for a late night search spreeContinue reading “Gary Oldman Fights for Innocence in BackWoods”
Fritt Vilt (English title: Cold Prey). 2006. Dir. Roar Uthaug. Screenplay by Thomas Moldestad, Martin Sundland & Roar Uthaug; story by Jan Eirik Langoen & Magne Lyngner. Starring Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Rolf Kristian Larsen, Tomas Alf Larsen, Endre Martin Midtstigen, and Viktoria Winge. Anchor Bay Entertainment. Not Rated. 97 minutes. Drama/Horror/Mystery ★★★★ (Film) ★★★★★ (DVD release) I don’t thinkContinue reading “Cold Prey is a Vicious Modern Slasher”