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King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen (2018)

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Buckle up for the true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen (BLACK CAESAR, GOD TOLD ME TO, Q THE WINGED SERPENT, THE STUFF, PHONE BOOTH). Told through compelling live interviews, stills and film/TV clips, the people who helped fulfill his vision, and industry icons such as Martin Scorsese, John Landis, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson, Yaphet Kotto and many more, including Larry himself, bring one-of-a-kind insight into the work, process and legacy of a true American auteur. Few can boast of a career as remarkable or prolific, spanning more than 50 years of entertaining audiences worldwide!

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Making a pretty strong case for his idiosyncratic vision and tenacity, it's likely to have moviegoers rushing to figure out where they can see obscurities like God Told Me To and Q...

July 19, 2018 | Full Review…

There's nothing particularly inspired about Mitchell's treatment here - he's directed a lot of DVD extras, and this first feature feels like a plus-sized version of one - but there's considerable entertainment value in its subject.

July 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Guerrilla filmmaking explained by the Che Guevara of exploitation cinema

July 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

If you love distinctive genre cinema, this is 105 minutes well spent in the company of talented people who love it just as much as you do.

June 27, 2018 | Full Review…

A respectful chronological journey through his early life and many works, which if anything could use a little bit more of what Martin Scorsese describes as Cohen's "renegade spirit".

December 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Larry loves the industry and yet ... gets little love in return. Steve Mitchell's King Cohen does a great deal to redress that imbalance.

November 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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