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* From Dusk till Dawn – Starring George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarantino & Juliette Lewis, directed by Robert Rodriguez

Posted by the editors on Monday, 6 February 2012

From Dusk till Dawn (1996)  Directed by Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror (2007), Predators (2010)), written by Quentin Tarantino and starring George ClooneyHarvey KeitelQuentin TarantinoJuliette Lewis and Salma Hayek.  From Dusk till Dawn starts out as film about two criminals, portrayed by Clooney and a deranged Taratino, on the run, after a bank robbery, with a hostage in tow, and, somehow, once across the border and into Mexico, morphs into a rip-snorting horror film, still with Clooney and Tarantino, but with the addition of a rather subdued Harvey Keitel, and, as his daughter, Juliette Lewis, not to mention a rather sizzling, and dangerous, Salma Hayek.  The first part of From Dusk till Dawn is sharp, cynical, nasty, violent and really not bad; in the second part, well, yes, all hell breaks loose, literally, and though there are, as one would expect from a Rodriguez/Tarantino collaboration, abundant, and seriously gruesome goings-on, the film loses its edge and drags on.  Definitely not a film for everyone, especially not children, From Dusk Till Dawn nevertheless is worth viewing if one is a fan of Tarantino, or Rodriguez, and of truly nasty, body-part, horror, and to see George Clooney in a film that, in the end, one would be hard-pressed to believe he ever acted in. (PR)

See our posts on the film Predators, directed by Robert Rodriguez and starring Adrien Brody, and the films The Americanstarring George Clooney, and Mean Streets, starring Harvey Keitel.

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What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 16 October 2011

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)(DVD)  Directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Johnny DeppJuliette Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprioMary Steenburgen and others.  If you like Johnny Depp, you’ll like this; even if you don’t like Juliette Lewis (perhaps, aside from her performance in Natural Born Killers by Oliver Stone, starring Woody Harrelson), you’ll like this; if you like Leonardo DiCaprio, and frankly, even if you don’t, you’ll love this.  DiCaprio, only 14 years old at the time of the release of What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, is, honestly, absolutely amazing.  Roger Ebert of Chicago Sun-Times described [the film] as “… one of the most enchanting films of the year” and said that DiCaprio deserved to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for which he was nominated.  If you haven’t seen it already, it’s a must-see, and if you have seen it already, see it again, even if it’s just for DiCaprio’s stellar performance. (PR)

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