Yes, yes, yes, YES!
 

CALIFORNIA SOLO

3/13/2013

 
Angeleno Marshall Lewy writes and directs Robert Carylyle in a custom made character study of an alcoholic expat brit rocker turned farm worker struggling with his past, and pending deportation: yes!
http://www.californiasolo.com/
 

CASA DE MI PADRE

11/17/2012

 
Funny telenovela spoof. I love Will Ferrell, Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal, so yes, see it.

 

WANDERLUST

7/29/2012

 
LOVE this movie, about a young NYC couple (Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston) who see refuge from failed careers in a commune. Funny!
http://www.wanderlust-movie.com/Wanderlust/home.html
 
 
Unless you really love Bill Paxton, are studying '90s films, love hearing actors say "Goddammit" or want to see what Billy Bob Thornton looked like twenty years ago: skip this violent indie police chasing drug stealing killers drama.
 

CISCO PIKE (1972)

5/19/2012

 
Kris Kristofferson is a down-on-his-luck drug dealer in Los Angeles. Notable cast, including Gene Hackman, Hollywood locations, ridiculous and dated portrayal of '70s drug culture, and a forgettable soundtrack by Kristofferson. Cool 'cause it's '70s, but that's it.
 

MISS BALA

4/16/2012

 
It's cold, distant, violent, to arty. Hey, Gerardo Naranjo, if you want anyone to connect with your characters, stop filming the back of their heads.
http://www.missbala.com/
 
 
Writer / director Nicolas Winding Refn and actor Mads Mikkelsen create one of the most difficult and rare phenomenon in cinema: empathy for a total jackhole loser character.
Pusher Trilogy Official Site: http://www.pusherthemovie.co.uk/
 
 
In search of all things Gosling; go back to 2003 for great performances in an atypical drama.
 

R

12/11/2011

 
Bleak Danish prison drama with a great performance by Johan Philip Asbæk. Not nearly as good as A Prophet, but worth a view if you can tolerate the violence and oppression.