The Wind That Shakes The Barley   9/01/06
by Tacitus
The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006, Ken Loach)

Grizzly Man   3/07/06
by Tacitus
In fact Werner parallels the Katmai Park footage with his own work on Aguirre and Fitzcarraldo where he worked in close proximity to his own version of Treadwell's grizzly in the forest, Klaus Kinski.

Tarnation   11/16/05
by Tacitus
The film is told through the eyes of wannabee actor Jonathan Caouette and charts his life, to the age of 31, and relationships with his mentally ill mother and adoptive parents (his grandparents).

Revengers Tragedy   8/25/05
by Tacitus
The echoes of Jarmans Jubilee (and his adaptation of Shakespeares The Tempest) are unavoidable given the subject matter and look that Cox has given the film - Revengers Tragedy has a of Future Noir feel, though more Clockwork Orange than Blade Runner.

Straight to Hell   5/15/05
by Tacitus
I like Alex Cox, one of the true mavericks and a better director than his body of work would suggest.

Dead Man's Shoes   4/08/05
by Tacitus
As a director, Meadows isn't shy about referencing the films that influenced Dead Man's Shoes' style - there are echoes of Straw Dogs, Get Carter and even First Blood in the tone but nothing is heavy-handed or blatent.

Lost in La Mancha   3/23/05
by Tacitus
Terry Gilliam has, of course, been through this all before with The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988) - an epic fable, beset by problems but differing from The Man Who Killed Don Quixote in that it actually limped over the finish line.

Naked   3/13/05
by Tacitus
It's David Thewlis' film though, he gives Johnny the raw energy and belligerence this flawed Prophet deserves.

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