Winter Kills

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Wow! How did this one slip into obscurity? It’s a seriocomic critique of the American power structure in the form of a paranoid political thriller. Dave Kehr explains: “Jeff Bridges, the scion of a very Kennedy-ish clan, sets out to investigate the assassination of his president brother, but becomes entangled in a web of darkly comic paranoia.” It’s a difficult film to grasp; the off-kilter cinematography and impossibly labyrinthine plot establish this as a dark comedy-fantasy, but that doesn’t stop it from veering off into serious (and seriously frightening) territory. Plus, the supporting cast is to die for: John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Sterling Hayden, Eli Wallach, Toshiru Mifune. Anyone seen it?

Anthony (Anthony F), Friday, 10 September 2004 02:19 (fifteen years ago) link

Lest you think y're alone... it's great, yeah.

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Sunday, 12 September 2004 01:34 (fifteen years ago) link

fifteen years pass...

JFK for not-dummies.

Rewatched last night to remind me who runs it all.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 12:43 (two months ago) link


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