Friday, September 2, 2011

Pick of the Day: Near Dark at The Belcourt

Posted By on Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 5:00 AM

Near Dark
When: Midnight, Fri. Sept. 2
Where: The Belcourt

People like me who weren’t crazy about The Hurt Locker were still glad to see Kathryn Bigelow accept the Best Director Oscar, even if it came 23 years late and for the wrong movie. In a parallel universe where genre movies get some respect, Bigelow would’ve been at the podium for this dynamite vampire Western — barely released in 1987, but an immediate classic to the handful who saw it.

Adrian Pasdar is the luckless bystander who falls into the sunless orbit of alluring vamp Jenny Wright, and through Adam Greenberg’s voluptuous cinematography you can almost feel the pull of night in your own blood. But the show’s stolen by Wright’s ruthless entourage: a de-facto Aliens reunion of Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein and Bill Paxton, whose shit-kicking bloodsucker tucks away the movie like a razor in his boot. With Two-Lane Blacktop, it’s a checkered-flag finish to The Belcourt’s well-attended “Road Movies of the 1970s and ’80s” series.

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