filmmaker + festival programmer + podcast person.
⚡ for eli ⚡
In terms of pure filmmaking finesse, I might honestly go as far as to say that EL PATRULLERO surpasses even Alex Cox's own REPO MAN or SID & NANCY. Is it as good as those films? Fuck no! But the direction is tighter, in spite of obvious budgetary restraints, resulting in a film that is leaner and meaner and void of any and all forms of bullshit. This is Cox at his peak, in terms of both craft and…
Was honestly a little put-off up until that very last bit, facetiming the dude's mom in front of the crowd. That, and his classic dick-tucking bit, really got me. It reminded of how sweet Eric can be, and that his eccentricity is natural to him, not performative at all. He's earnestly an oddball and very comfortable with that. Total freedom!
I still don't know if regular-ass stand-up is the best format for Eric, but he really makes it his own,…