A psychological thriller I wrote and directed with no budget and the help of some seriously talented people.
You can watch it here!
Flawlessly captures the coke-fueled 80’s aesthetic so many films aspire to while simultaneously telling of one of the coolest cop dramas ever put to film. Dafoe burns counterfeit money in the nude and people get their faces blown off with shotguns, all neon-lit and set to a score from Wang Chung. It’s overwhelmingly awesome and that’s all without mentioning the fact that it’s totally unpredictable and features the single greatest car chase of all time. A perfect film that sits among my all-time favorites. William Friedkin’s masterpiece.
Amy and Aaron were my professors in film school and I know several others involved in this (including the person I watched it with) so… no comment? Lol. Just kidding. This movie is broken. Everything is either uneven or unearned. Bobby C. King and Corey Taylor give energetic performances but getting Steve Johnson to work on the gore and adding CG to it half the time? A frustrating watch.
2022 (it begins)
As a pretty massive Scooby-Doo fan, it’s disappointing that I wasn’t able to see this one in the theater. The animation pops (I’m sure this would’ve looked great in 3D) and it provides some perfectly sufficient, light entertainment but I really expect better when studios are dealing with such a well-known property like this. It plays things a little too safe, with a forgettable turn from the solid voice cast and a few too many jokes falling flat. There are some fun moments and ideas but not much feels new here. It’s cute but Scooby-Doo deserves so much better.