Death Proof

Death Proof – Director’s Standalone Cut (2007)

Death Proof first published by EyeforFilm, 5 September 2007 Comprising a double-feature of Quentin Tarantino‘s Death Proof and Robert Rodriguez‘s Planet Terror (as well as mock-up trailers during the intermission), Grindhouse was originally conceived as a grittily nostalgic revival of the whole ‘grindhouse’ experience – yet another groovy time-warp to add to the countless Noughties…

True Romance

True Romance (1993)

True Romance first published by Little White Lies, as entry 131 in my Cinema Psychotronicum column Every romance has its meet-cute. In the case of Clarence Worley (Christian Slater) and Alabama Whitman (Patricia Arquette), the meet-cute takes place in a Detroit movie theatre, announcing to the viewer (also originally in a theatre) that Tony Scott‘s…

Sukiyaki

Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)

  Synopsis: In Takashi Miike’s post-modern foray into the western genre, a gun-toting stranger inserts himself into age-old hostilities in a dust-blown town. Review: Like the ‘half-breed’ boy Heihachi (Ruka Uchida) at its core, Sukiyaki Western Django is a film of confounded and contested pedigrees, occupying the shifting generic borderlands where samurai flick meets oater and East meets West,…