Saturday, January 9, 2010

Soul Runners/Bad Lieutenant

Just watched this film recently, liked it so much I had to add it to my post. Werner Herzog's Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans is one whacked-out masterpiece that has received the furl seal of approval. Nicolas Cage fully redeems himself by playing the role of a compulsive gambling crackhead lieutenant within the New Orleans police force. Everything from clever dialogue to gratuitous drug use are staples in this film, along with stylish shots of New Orleans landscape and Eva Mendes as a prostitute or "pross." This was a major departure for the famous German director (He did Grizzly Man and Fitzcarraldo) which is why I was so intrigued. Don't want to give to much away, just watch it. Also check out this nice groove by the Soul Runners titled "Grits n' Cornbread."

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