Tag Archives: Woody Harrelson

Defendor – 2009 – Peter Stebbings

An under the radar superhero film starring Woody Harrelson as a deranged but hopeful vigilante. Armed with a jar of angry wasps and a trench club, he takes to the streets and encounters crooked cops, whores, and the mob. A solid flick but not as good as the similar but better Special starring Michael Rapaport. Bill Hill


The Walker – 2007 – Paul Schrader

Paul Schrader tries to capture the deceit, disloyalty, ruthlessness, pretentiousness and ambition of the Washington chattering classes with this pseudo political murder mystery. As the title suggests it’s a slow film. Big on ideas but a rather dull affair. JJ

No Country For Old Men – 2007 – Ethan and Joel Coen

10m6.jpgA Coen brother classic. A suitcase of cash from a Tex-Mex drug deal turns up in the hands of a fortuitous hunter. Enter some of the richest and most watchable celluloid characters in ages. Brilliant for it’s understatement, ellipsis, scorching wit and supreme dialogue. Thank God for the Coens. JJ

As good as the Coen brothers are, they’ve never before made anything as powerful and brilliant as NCFOM. Tommy Lee
Jones nails the melodic Texan banter, and Javier Bardem is a revelation starring as a terrifying psychopath. This is the benchmark for 2008. William Hilderbrandt

A masterpiece. It’s not just the script, it’s how they direct the actors. How they place the camera. Gauge the colours. The irony behind each shot and dialogue. But, for six Italians watching NCFOM in English was like rabbis reading an old Aramaic version of the Thora – each one had their own interpretation. Mario Alemi