Was so glad the Coolidge showed a remastered print of this last night. It's playing again tonight. This is a mostly ignored Tobe Cooper gem, made at the height of slasher films but isn't one of them. It brilliantly plays on how horror tropes were subverted during that time and returns it to it's core. The use of the younger brother as an observer to all that is happening, creating an almost dreamlike feel for most of the film was brilliant.
In Azazel Jacobs film The Good Times Kid, the lives of two unrelated men, both named Rodolfo Cano, intertwine during a 24 hour time window in LA. They are both brought together when one of the Rodolfo's in mistaken by the US Army for the other, who has enlisted into the service. Thrown in the middle is Diaz, well played by the luminescent Sara Diaz, who toggles between the two when deciding her own future. What plays out is quite reminiscent to the early films of Jim Jarmusch, complete with understated performances, key musical moments and the saving grace of the film, stunning cinematography by Eric Curtis and director Jacobs. An extremely charming an interesting film that slipped under the radar back in 2005 but deserves a good look.
This may the most visually stunning of all of Wong Kar Wai and Chris Doyle's work and that is saying something. To create his trademark feeling of longing and loss WKW transitions you from moment to moment in a rapid way while letting you feel a connection with each character through short yet visually memorable passages. The "redux" has bold colors and sound not present in it's original screening version.