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More Movies You Never Heard Of! week begins at Trailers from Hell with director and Tfh creator Joe Dante introducing Richard Brooks' political satire "Wrong Is Right," starring Sean Connery. Movies set in the near future are sometimes rendered moot by subsequent events, but Richard Brooks' bizarrely prescient political satire makes more sense in a post 9/11 world than it did in 1982. Only nominally based on Charles McCarry's espionage novel "The Better Angels", this adaptation takes a comparatively minor character, newshound Patrick Hale, and inflates him to media hero status worthy of star Sean Connery, heading a large cast of familiar faces. »
- Beth Hanna
Directed by: Quentin Dupieux
Written by: Quentin Dupieux
Two years ago, when working as a translator for the communication department of the Fantasia International Film Festival, I received the synopsis for a film titled Rubber, which was having its North American premiere during the fest. Upon reading it, I immediately called my colleague and the following conversation ensued:
Me: I'm translating the Rubber synopsis and I have a few questions for you.
Me: Ok, it says "serial killing tire." I'm not sure I get it; is the killer compared to a "tire"?
Programmer: No, it's a tire that kills.
Me: A car tire? Someone is using a car tire to kill people?
Programmer: No. The tire kills on its own.
Me: It's a live-action movie?
Me: Does the tire speak? Is it a sort of "tire monster"?
Programmer: No, »
2 items from 2012
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