Monday, March 28, 2011

Violent Biopics

Carlos the Miniseries - based on "historical and journalistic research" this miniseries explores the career of Carlos the Jackal. Mixing re-enactments of real events with news footage, this movie's a mix of 'Munich' (with an obviously different set of characters to focus on) and Dog Day Afternoon. Lots of backroom dealings laying bare the motivations and motivators in 70s/80s terrorism.

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Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct - I haven't seen this one yet, but Vincent Cassel in a biopic of an infamous French gangster?! You make the call.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pillars of the Earth

Pillars of the Earth - historical fictional novelized mini-series. Courtly intrigue, full bodices, swordplay and flying buttresses. All that and Al from Deadwood is a bishop.


Intelligence - so far (3 episodes in) we are really enjoying this Canadian TV series. It's like a mix of Sopranos and the Wire with polite Canadians. But in a GOOD way.