Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Weekly Movie Poster #4


The poster for Allen Barron's brilliant, forgotten late-period noir masterpiece, which Martin Scorsese claims is his favorite New York City movie. This is a film that has it all: striking cinematography, authentic Manhattan locales, terrific acting (well...), misanthropy, grit, and a thoroughly bad-ass second person voice-over narration by grizzled character actor Lionel Stander. Those who've never seen this film, and those who've had to rely on dubious bootlegs in order to see it will be pleased to know that the Criteron Collection is releasing it in April.