I parse the differences between ACTS OF VIOLENCE (with Willis) and ACTS OF VENGEANCE (with Banderas).
I previously talked to Neil Cohen about making the glorious, nutty CHIEF ZABU in some detail. Here I talk to him andco-conspirator Zack Norman (co-star of ROMANCING THE STONE and … Continue reading PART TWO OF THE “ZABU” CHRONICLES: GOING DEEP ON THE UNDERGROUND CLASSIC
David Grovic’s The Bag Man is a delayed entry in the Quentin Tarantino- David Lynch wannabe sweepstakes, when late 1990s filmgoers were bombarded with lousy, self-conscious, pseudohip films filled with violence … Continue reading Does Anyone Remember THE BAG MAN with John Cusack and Robert De Niro? I Do!
I like Michael Pare.
My first piece on “stealth cinema,” low-budget films with A-List actors, republished.
By James Kenney. This interview originally appeared at WhatchaReading? on October 25, 2017. Any film with Allen Garfield, Ed Lauter and Zack Norman can’t be bad. Any film with Allen … Continue reading The Mythic, Unseen, long-lost film CHIEF ZABU has Now Arrived!
A PERFECT DAY is an overlooked seriocomic look at a very dark subject. More of you should see it.
By James Kenney First printed at Queens Free Press, 2014. After having reviewed the dispiriting Tarantino/Lynch throwback The Bag Man earlier this week, I happily announce that Adult World is … Continue reading Sex and Poetry: The Quiet Charms of “Adult World”