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When British director Michael Winterbottom was putting together a film adaptation of Jim Thompson's "The Killer Inside Me" a notoriously brutal novel about a gracious Texas lawman who's actually a sadistic murderer he didn't wonder long who should
Resort looks at New Buffalo Development in early planning stages. Tribune Staff Writer A proposed sports-entertainment resort in New Buffalo Township may be far from approval, but the clock is ticking quickly to acquire that approval and keep the
ME Directed by Michael Winterbottom State Theatre, June 11 to 13 With the $60,000 prize rewarding ''audacious, courageous and cutting edge'' films , Four Lions is certainly bold for centring on four British Muslims who plan a suicide bombing but can'
The scene in which she is beaten up is shot in bone-crunching detail. Photograph: c.IFC Films/Everett / Rex Featur for the Guardian Jerking one's knee has, I suppose, its merits. It provides excellent exercise for one's mouth and one's pen, if not
the agenda behind recent releases How The Killer Inside Me hurts women for fun Can the only meaningful defence of Michael Winterbottom's excesses really lie in their entertainment value? Menace at work The Killer Inside Me Winterbottom says he
Casey Affleck grins like a death's head with the flesh reattached in this noir thriller from British director Michael Winterbottom , which is sickeningly violent but undoubtedly well made. It has been widely condemned for the scenes in which women
He went running into the American subconscious with a blowtorch in one hand and a pistol in the other, screaming his goddamn head off...The same qualities that made his books so arresting Thompson's wildness and originality and dark, violent
When The Killer Inside Me screened at the Sundance Festival in January, the first question the British director Michael Winterbottom was asked was: "How dare you?" A few days later, at the Berlin Festival, people walked out during the press screening.
I'm surely not alone in thinking that the crime writer's violent, nihilistic essence has never arrived on the screen unalloyed. In Stanley Kubrick's The Killing, for which Thompson wrote the screenplay, his black-hearted sensibility is mediated
The movie stars Ben Affleck's brother Casey as a psychopathic deputy sheriff in 1950s Texas. "I don't think they are that visually graphic compared to other films," Winterbottom told the BBC. "I think it's more to do with Casey's performance and the