- Trainspotting (1996)
- Rain Man (1988)
- Fatal Attraction (1987)
- Targets (1968)
- An Education (2009)
- Mirror, The (1974)
- Fargo (1996)
- Fight Club (1999)
- Do The Right Thing (1989)
- Report (1967)
- Is "The Sting" The Best Gambling Film Ever Made?
- Pink Flamingos (1972)
- Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943), Or 28 Angry Men
- Rome, Open City (1945)
- Spring in a Small Town (1948)
- Drive (2011)
- Vinyl (1965)
- Seconds (1966)
- Rosemary's Baby (1968)
- A Hollywood Invasion of Casino Halls
- Thin Man, The (1934)
- In The Heat of the Night (1967)
- All In: The Poker Movie, Player’s Best Tricks
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- Lone Star (1996)
- Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
- Slacker (1991)
- Shame (2011) Or Who the Hell is Steve McQueen?
- Wicker Man, The (1973)
- Buffalo '66 (1998)
Tripping Stardust Through Fetid Film - Part II
In Part I of my lovely dissertation on toilet films, I explained my reasons for my new found love of stinky sin-ema. In this, Part II, I'll just dive right in and tell you why you, fetid film fan, should see these titles above the rest of the floaters.
Best scene ever? Can't decide between the first scene, where Jones gets into a fight with some hoods in a parking lot and proceeds to jump around kicking their asses all over the place in slow motion - or the last fight scene in the car wash where everyone including the hot Nubian babe is knee deep in car wash suds.
Budget - Sweet enough to have some lightning effects and lame enough to have nothing better than lightning effects and a rubber glove with metal hunks on it.
For Y'ur Height Only (1981) Action Comedy: When you think Filipino film, very few titles should come to mind, but much as it is with Indian film, the Philippines has proven that they can play with the big boys when it comes to appropriating and distilling other peoples' works and making it their own, namely the Bond Film. Add that little people make the best spies cause they can hide in the tiniest spaces, yet are just as strong as any martial arts expert and you have a three foot dude running around with jetpacks and flying remote control hats, stompin the biggest dogs in the yard. It's wicked!
Best scene ever? There's a couple. First is the scene where Agent 00 saves the hot tall lady love interest from a sniper. They proceed to talk over drinks, where she exasperatingly declares, "Yeah, ever since I betrayed the guy, I get shot at once or twice a week." then proceeds to shrug, unsure of how to deal.
The other awesome scene has our disco-clad hero momentarily running from the mob of baddies to regroup. He barges into a hotel room, heading towards the window. The Filipino lady sitting on the bed is shocked and awed. Agent 00 stops, turns around climbs up on her and gives her a hot kiss, which she gladly accepts. No time to stay and chat! Off he goes out the window!
Budget - Parking lots, back yards, alleys, staircases, your mom's house, a warehouse and an office - cheap. Jetpack, hat on a string, custom tailored little man suits? Yeah we're talking trillions.
Next in our Fetid Film feast, I'll be sharing my personal favourite, so stay tuned!