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Here’s hoping it feels more original than Moonrise Kingdom which just felt like a cheap Wes Anderson knock off
Shot from outside my window with the GoPro
As a huge fan of Drive and all Nicolas Refn movies, Only God Forgives is a daring follow up. A surreal ‘western’ told in modern Thailand, every scene is amazing to stare at. People either love or hate this movie… really worth a watch. In theatre’s currently or streaming.
1966 – 2013
The place I saw so many movies as a kid, including Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Time Bandits.
The later two are memorable as I remember being fucking terrified and thought I was going to die under that dome…
Photo by Shawn Clover
Michael Mann’s take on Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon, Manhunter. Forgotten and replaced by a much cornier take that places more of a role on Hannibal Lector. I will argue that Brian Cox plays a more interesting ‘Hannibal’ in his few minutes on screen in Manhunter than Anthony Hopkins ever did, but there is no question that Tom Noonan plays are far better ‘Francis Dolarhyde‘ than Ralph Fiennes, William Petersen (also in the William Friedkin’s amazing To Live and Die in L.A., another forgotten gem) plays a much more interesting and tormented ‘Willam Graham‘.
Visually far more interesting than the later remake, aside from some oddball ’80s rock songs (which are more than made up for in some great haunting soundscapes) and a plot that either assumes or doesn’t care if you know William Graham’s back story, which makes it less heavy handed than any of the other movies based on The Harris ‘Lector’ series. I should also mention NBC’s series ‘Hannibal’ as the inspiration in watching this, if you haven’t seen that it is worth checking out.