3 TOURS IN IRAQ
BUT NO BAILOUT
FOR PEOPLE LIKE US.
(Something of a realignment here… Might get round to transferring over some earlier entries to Framed Documents… Might not.)
Anyway, a fine first foray courtesy of Hell Or High Water, the excellent noir-flecked Texan heist movie from David Mackenzie and Taylor Sheridan.
Denzel Washington’s oppo Fish (Dorian Kealy) demonstrates the excellent diuretic capabilities of Tennent’s Super in For Queen And Country, in equal measures both a British blaxploitation action flick and an ambitious, impressionistic state-of-the-nation sketch directed by Martin Stellman (writer of Defence Of The Realm, Quadrophenia and Babylon, as well as Idris Elba’s recent big screen adaptation of Victor Headley’s pulp classic Yardie).
Hired-gun-with-dark-past Martin David (Willem Dafoe) tries unsuccessfully to wash his soul clean in excellent Aussie drama The Hunter (not to be mistaken with the somewhat more lacklustre Steve McQueen swan song with which it shares its name).
Don’t do it! From Friedkin’s underrated To Live And Die In L.A.
Rod Steiger works them peepers good in Sergei Bondarchuk’s flawed-but-magnificent Waterloo as that chippy Corsican.
An early (1993) outing for Dean Norris – later the iconic DEA agent Hank in Breaking Bad – as a scientist in RJR Nabisco’s tobacco division in the witty TV movie about the company’s leveraged buyout, Barbarians At The Gate.