Tag Archives: Steven Soderbergh

Slumdog Millionaire + Magic Mike

Slumdog Millionaire + Magic Mike

Even fluff can be painstakingly deconstructed.

A Simple Plan + Logan Lucky

A Simple Plan + Logan Lucky

Crime without gloss. Looking into the heist with A Simple Plan and Logan Lucky. Join the Patreon and suggest some films, maybe have Eric read your name every show. Uncut Gems is notably not part of the Double Feature. Temporarily embarrassed millionaires. Education vs riches. Money doesn’t matter. Sam Raimi’s A Simple Plan is full of extremely elaborate plans. Different decades’ notions of how well dumb people can commit crimes. Soderbergh returns to Double Feature with Logan Lucky. The mystery of Rebecca Blunt, who may or may not exist, but definitely got Soderbergh to come out of retirement to direct. CSI KFC. Odd, great performances. Smart films about dumb people. Eric’s crisis about dumb people being wildly successful. When a lack of inhibition helps you get ahead.

Bad Lieutenant + The Limey

Bad Lieutenant + The Limey

Bad men doing bad…for justice, or something. Revising the Double Feature format. What should change for next year? There is a force, and that force’s name is Harvey Keitel. Ms 45 herself, Zoe Lund. Abel Ferrara’s filmmaking secret: drugs! How does one make a film on drugs? Who secretly directed Bad Lieutenant. The Limey’s disjointed editing style. Soviet montage theory. Russian editing! Terence Stamp meets Peter Fonda. Barry Newman and the great roadsploitation. Steven Sodobergh teaches us Russian. Sodobergh’s recut of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Just who is this guy? Continue reading

Haywire + Centurion

Haywire + Centurion

The pre-existing Soderbergh narrative on Haywire. Why Eric is in love with Haywire. Amateur spy video. Gina Carano is out of everyone’s league. MMA fighters. Soderbergh’s casting methodology and why it rocks. Feminism and a man’s world. Spy film don’t give a fuck! Without training wheels. Why the camera does what it does. Neil Marshall still has more films. The items needed for Centurion. The Invisible Gorilla experiment. Alternate history. The flying tom tom flies back, bleeds on the snow. Brand new: Michael Fassbender! Olga Kurylenko as Etain. Etain as pure emotion. The fog, what’s in the fog!? Roman myth. Continue reading