Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

Directed by Werner Herzog Nicholas Cage and Werner Herzog both go over the top here, and I suppose it's kind of wonderful, so long as you can stomach it.  Bad Lieutenant takes place in post Katrina New Orleans, following Terence McDonagh (Cage) as he begins to break from reality.  McDonagh challenges the viewer, as if to … Continue reading Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

Directed by Martin McDonagh Seven Psychopaths is the second of McDonagh's three films, after In Bruges and ahead of this year's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.  If you like Three Billboards you probably also like Seven Psychopaths and vice versa.  McDonagh clearly has a distinct sensibility, something like the combination of comedy and violence seen in a Shane Black … Continue reading Seven Psychopaths (2012)