Sunday, September 15, 2013
Genre Not Named After a John Mellencamp Song... But Probably Could Be
That also makes it more thrilling.
Because these are recognizable people. They could be you or me much more easily than any stoic tough-guy, mustache-twirling mastermind or sexed-up femme fatale. Their decisions are not predetermined by trope and come with real consequences. They will surprise you and please you.
And they will hurt you.
Here are just a few other small-town crime flicks I'd use to define the genre I'm trying to describe
So... it's imperfect. Some of these I'd probably leave off the list tomorrow, but, hey, if you too dig these movies, check Coastlines the hell out. Can't believe I've never had it recommended to me before.