Slamdance 2019 (Narrative Competition): CAT STICKS

CAT STICKS portrays the lives of junkies in Kolkata— some of whom wish to escape their addiction, some of whom are caught in a perpetual cycle.

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Breaking Bad – Season 2, Episode 5: “Breakage”

AMC’s Breaking Bad Season 2, Episode 5: “Breakage” Directed by Johan Renck Written by Moira Walley-Beckett * For a review of the previous episode, “Down” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “Peekaboo” – click here We start on a couple men obviously crossing from Mexico over the U.S. border. TheyContinue reading “Breaking Bad – Season 2, Episode 5: “Breakage””

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Dealer’s Refn-Inspired Parisian Crime

Dealer. 2014. Directed by Jean Luc Herbulot. Screenplay by Samy Baaroun & Herbulot. Starring Dan Bronchinson, Elsa Madeleine, Salem Kali, Bruno Henry, Hervé Babadi, Dimitri Storoge, Fatima Adoum, Didier Mérigou, Emmanuel Bonami and Franck Boss. Multipass Productions/Mad Films-Mi. Unrated. 75 minutes. Action/Crime/Thriller ★★★1/2 Ever since Nicolas Winding Refn brought the Copenhagen drugworld out in all itsContinue reading “Dealer’s Refn-Inspired Parisian Crime”

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The Hypnotic Criminal Lure of Hyena

Hyena. 2014. Directed & Written by Gerard Johnson. Starring Peter Ferdinando, Stephen Graham, Neil Maskell, Elisa Lasowski, MyAnna Buring, Richard Dormer, Gordon Brown, Tony Pitts, Orli Shuka, Gjevat Kelmendi, Thomas Craig, Lorenzo Camporese, Shaban Arifi, Alfred Doda, and Mem Ferda. Film4/Number 9 Films. Unrated. 112 minutes. Crime/Drama ★★★★★ With the endorsement of Nicolas Winding RefnContinue reading “The Hypnotic Criminal Lure of Hyena”

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DIG: The Ego & The Id

Ever watch a documentary that pissed you off? Well, here’s another one.

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Refn Looks Back on the Criminal Life in PUSHER III: I’M THE ANGEL OF DEATH

The second sequel to Refn’s groundbreaking PUSHER is a bleak look at the end of the road for one Copenhagen druglord, as he juggles recovery, family, and business on a very special day for his daughter.

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Pusher II: With Blood On My Hands – One Criminal & a Baby

Refn’s sequel to his 1st PUSHER film is another bleak trip to Copenhagen’s underworld.

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Pusher: A Gritty Copenhagen Tale of Crime

Refn’s debut, PUSHER, is a brutal, bleak piece of cinema.

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Drop Something on a Walk Down Toad Road

TOAD ROAD is a haunting modern story of drug abuse.

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