David Bonesteel

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Location: Fresno, CA United States


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Sexy Beast (Widescreen) <b>DVD</b> ~ Ray Winstone
Sexy Beast (Widescreen) DVD ~ Ray Winstone
A retired ex-patriate gangster (Ray Winstone), living in Spain, is reluctantly pulled back to his native England to do One More Job. The one doing the pulling is an absolutely ferocious Ben Kingsley, delivering a startling performance that appears to have taken everyone by surprise. It's a pity that his memorable Don Logan doesn't appear in a movie that is worthy of him.
Much of the first part of the film consists of Logan bullying Gal Dove, his wife (Amanda Redman), and friends (Cavan Kendall and Julianne White) in order to get Gal to agree to do the job. Don disappears from the film, with no particular consequences for anyone. The heist goes off in peremptory fashion, hardly… Read more
Badlands (Widescreen/Full Screen) <b>DVD</b> ~ Martin Sheen
Holly (Sissy Spacek), a 15-year-old girl living in a North Dakota town, falls under the influence of twentysomething social misfit Kit (Martin Sheen). When her father (Warren Oates) stands in their way, Kit kills him and hits the road with Holly, who thinks she is in love with him. They hide out in the wilderness for awhile, and then go on the run, killing several people along the way.
Director/screenwriter Terence Malick has given us characters that are emotionally barren, as reflected by the barren landscapes of North Dakota. They occasionally seem happy together, but most of the time they seem emotionally flat and detached from their own feelings; Holly seems as if she is in a… Read more
In This World <b>DVD</b> ~ Jamal Udin Torabi
In This World DVD ~ Jamal Udin Torabi
This film tells the story of Jamal (Jamal Udin Torabi) and Enayat (Enayatullah), two young men who attempt the underground journey from a refugee camp in Afghanistan to London. Both characters are played by real refugees, non-actors who actually lived the type of story portrayed here. Director Michael Winterbottom followed the route taken by his protagonists, using guerilla filmmaking techniques such as filming in the actual locations, reportedly recording people, at times, when they did not know that they were being filmed. Night scenes were shot with night vision equipment and appear to show confrontations with actual border guards; the black-and-white photography of these sequences,… Read more