Buffalo '66

Buffalo '66 ★★★★★

This is a must own on Blu. Seriously, Grooveman loaned it to me, and I ain't giving it back. It's cheap to, like only 12 bucks Canadian, and it has to be imported from the US of A. I just checked, and it is 9.29 on Amazon.com. Seriously, buy it now. Are you in the UK, you can get for 6 pounds. You need a region free player, but hey, I am telling you, it is worth it. I checked it out on Bluray.com and it got a 4/5, don't listen to that. This is a 6/5. You can take this one film, watch it on Blu, and that is enough reason to continue shooting on film (in this case reversal film). It is seriously like a projectionist came over and showed the film to me with a 35mm print, it is seriously that fantastic looking.

Anyway, as for the story, this is Vincent Gallo inserting himself into a French New Wave film, or an independent American film from the 1960s (which yeah, were influenced by the French New Wave). It is pretty obvious from the way this is edited, that this is what he was going for. He is pretty much one hundred percent successful at doing this, and I feel that if you look at his career as a director after, that he put everything he ever had creatively into this film. Across the board the performances are tops, with Christina Ricci having to endure being Gallo's female lead, and she does a fantastic job, holding her own the entire time. The film goes cooler than cool when we get to the strip club scene, and then ends so strong, so strong. I really had no idea what I was getting into with this film, other than knowing who Vincent Gallo was, and it really delivered in a big way.

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