Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The Limey, Steven Soderbergh's follow up to Out of Sight, with Terrence Stamp and Peter Fonda deserves to get a run through your cerebral cortex. It's a splintered little crime tale that showcases Soderbergh's greatest strengths, (his knack for finely crafted popular entertainment that you don't hate yourself for enjoying and editing - for once the splicing of footage from an older film into a new one doesn't feel gimmicky or showy - just cool). I've also come to the conclusion that Nicky Katt is never going to be a big movie star and that's okay, but damn how many little movies does he have to steal before he gets his own star vehicle? Check him out in The Limey, Way of the Gun, Full Frontal, Suburbia, Snow Angels - it goes on - and get back to me. Speaking of Limeys, Gordon Harries, Brit freelance wunderkind, has got a new gig or two or three. Look out for his regular contributions to The Hub and Crime Scene as well as his blog Needle Scratch Static, where you'll get the skinny on the way they do it across the pond. New issue of The Hub, Harries profiles Dashiell Hammet in the first of hopefully many author profiles for those of us with a taste for crime.