It gets a bit carried away with itself in its Tarantinoesque
multiple gunplay climax and screenwriter Simon Donald overplays things with the unnecessary introduction of heroin into the narrative and by making all the men despicable scum into various types of sordid sexual perversions and violence against women.
Meanwhile, Sharon Stone looks for '50s exploitation one-sheets (along with classics); Kurt Russell prefers Elvis Presley memorabilia; Nicolas Cage gathers vintage comicbooks; Tom Cruise and Ron Howard prefer Oscar-winning film memorabilia; and Quentin Tarantino scoops up anything that's, well, Tarantinoesque
Located uncomfortably somewhere between earnest social crit and stylish, Tarantinoesque
violence, Leon Errazuriz's intense debut "Bad Blood," a high-energy tale of two street punks out of their criminal depth on the mean streets of Santiago de Chile, is never less than exciting but never more than superficial.
Local dealers are looking to play him for a patsy with the bumbling undercover cops on their trail, although the suppliers on the Dutch side (including Fun Lovin' Criminals singer Huey Morgan as a Tarantinoesque
mobster) screw up the bust by giving the lads the wrong stuff.
Today, terms like "indie" and "artbouse" are about as current as "Tarantinoesque
." In a product-saturated marketplace, you don't sell tickets on the strength of a director's oeuvre or a stellar review in the New York Times.
Meanwhile, in another apartment, two aspiring screenwriters (Keith Knobbs, Donald Faison) are struggling to act out and commit to paper a Tarantinoesque
scene of torture and murder.
(Hare's scorn for Dominic is almost laughable; he's a celebrity interviewer turned TV cultural critic turned Tarantinoesque
filmmaker -- what's his next career move, serial killer?)
That he works as much -- and as memorably -- as he does Off Broadway suggests the authenticity of his talent to create characters out of his own one-of-a-kind sell Casey Childs' production of "High Life," a pungent, Tarantinoesque
comedy by first-time Canadian playwright Lee MacDougall, affords an opportunity for Greenspan to flaunt his special gift for portraying denizens of the most freakish underworlds imaginable.