TOMBSTONE RASHOMON
2017, 83 min, USA, Dir: Alex Cox

Alex Cox’s most recent feature is an experiment with the Western genre that throws the established history of the shoot-out at the O.K. Corral into disarray. When a time-traveling documentary film crew embarks to record the famous event, they arrive a day late and must interview participants and witnesses to piece together their conflicting details of the experience. Cox’s attempt to create “the most comprehensive and unusual gunfight picture ever made” becomes a prism of diverging narratives in direct homage to Akira Kurosawa’s classic RASHOMON.


REPO MAN
1984, Universal Studios, 92 min, United States, Dir: Alex Cox

“It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes.” Veteran repo warhorse Bud (Harry Dean Stanton, in one of his funniest roles) breaks in new repo man Otto (Emilio Estevez) while tracking a vintage Chevy Malibu driven by a lobotomized nuclear physicist (Fox Harris). But the two soon find that ruthless feds are hoping to retrieve the car and get the radioactive alien corpse out of the trunk!


FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS
1998, Universal, 118 min, USA, Dir: Terry Gilliam

Director Terry Gilliam’s psychedelic kaleidoscope of bad vibes as seen through the twisted prism of writer Hunter S. Thompson (Johnny Depp) and walking pharmaceutical factory Dr. Gonzo (a scary Benicio Del Toro) as they sojourn in Las Vegas circa 1971. Consumer culture and the gaudy artifice of middle class gaming resorts are mercilessly skewered in Gilliam’s trenchant adaptation of Thompson’s notorious book. Tons of great bits from a potpourri of stars including Tobey McGuire, Christina Ricci, Harry Dean Stanton, Lyle Lovett, Cameron Diaz, Gary Busey, Mark Harmon, Ellen Barkin, Penn Jillette, Flea and more.


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