Sunday, April 19, 2015

BAD LIEUTENTANT (1992) Abel Ferrara, USA

Yesterday, I watched FARGO which I hadn't seen since sometime in the '90s, and I've just finished watching Abel Ferrara's amazing BAD LIEUTENANT which I hadn't seen since the '90s either. I like Werner Herzog's remake but this is head and shoulders better. The two films are light-years apart.

BAD LIEUTENANT is all about Harvey Keitel's character's deroute. There are no sub-plots. There are no other characters of any significance. There's no nothing else. There's just the cop. The lieutenant. Ferrara's directing is better than anything else. If you haven't seen BAD LIEUTENANT I highly recommend that you do.

I watched the film on uncut Danish ex-rental VHS (all dvd versions have the soundtrack censored).

FARGO (1996) Coen Bros, USA

I re-watched FARGO last night. Gosh, it must be something like 16-17 yrs since I last watched it. I found it on a cheap ass (crappy and barebone) Danish dvd on Monday and paid about 2 dollars for it at one of the local op-shops. I haven't watched any films by the Coen bros for a very long time and I was worried it might not have kept up well. Well, it did. Still as good as I remembered it to be.