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Slasher (2004)

30 Sep

They earn a (mostly honest) living by slash, slash, slashing prices! (Kevin, from left to right, Slasher and Mudd)

A few weeks ago, I watched “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard.” While I was right in thinking it would be stupid, I was wrong in assuming it would also sustain entertainment value. I should have picked “Slasher,” the unbelievable biographical documentary of a real-life car lot slasher sale auteur Michael “just call me Slasher” Bennett. Continue reading

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Elvis on Tour (1972)

21 Sep

Yes, he's starting to go to seed a little at this point, but The King is as riveting as ever.

More concert film than documentary, “Elvis on Tour” is light on offering real insight into Elvis’ life. And, I suspect for most people, the music is not what you typically think of as Elvis music; these concerts feature him performing a lot of covers, a handful of new songs and a scant few of his classic hits. What’s surprising is how little any of this matters. Elvis Presley is perhaps unparalleled as a performer, and this film illustrates that beautifully. Continue reading