I'm a huge Fulci mark, so I tend to be pretty soft on his stuff. Like Manhattan Baby, Demonia took multiple viewings to grow on me. Flat photography and a weak score don't keep this dreamy ghost story/nunsploitation mix from being an enjoyable trip. Demonic possession, crumbling catacombs, abandoned monasteries, a few brutal gore sequences. Al Cliver gets harpooned by a headless naked nun. One of Fulci's stronger late-career efforts.
Michel Crichton was trying to do tons of shit here, and a lot of it doesn't really work, but boy is Looker ever fun to watch - an expensive pulp trash techno-thriller that's both dated and ahead of its time. Crichton plays everything fairly straight, despite the fact that his story gets siller and siller as it goes. Along the way, he comments on unhealthy American beauty standards, subliminal mind control, truth in advertising, technology shaping the modern world... like…
James Ellroy was a regular at the restaurant where I used to work. The guy is impossible to miss: Hawaiian shirt, glasses, very tall, usually rocking a bushy mustache. You can hear his booming voice a mile away. None of the other employees had any idea who he was.
First time I noticed him, I had just watched the movie Cop (based on Ellroy's novel Blood on the Moon) the night before. When he approached the register, I said I…
Dirty Work 1998
Bob Saget took a day off from the filming of this movie to attend Lilith Fair.