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Topic: Stark

Weird-Noir

Something Weird brings you six flicks of hard-boiled hoopla.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Of the six films that compose the double-disc Weird-Noir set, exactly zero may qualify as truly weird. The adjective likely is applied just as a tie to its label, Something Weird Video. Whatever the case, I don't care. The point is, all six films are a blast, and I'm just happy to have them — weird, plain, odd, milquetoast, legitimate, what have you.
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

‘Fear’ itself

How the Norman noir ‘Stark Fear’ achieved B-movie immortality.


Features

Rod Lott
Not even the black-and-white photography is stark in Stark Fear. There’s little to fear in it, too, except lines of dialogue like “You paunchy dog-eater!” and “Ain’t no such thing as rape.”
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Parker

Stark raving average.


Action

Rod Lott
While it's admirable that Parker is dedicated to the memory of Donald E. Westlake, the legendary crime author who wrote two dozen novels about the character under the Richard Stark pen name, this Parker is not his Parker. It's Taylor Hackford's, and the director continues to apply his nondescript, workmanlike touch to average material (see Love Ranch, Ray, Proof of Life, etc.). He neither improves it nor harms it; he simply keeps it afloat.
 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
 
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