Under the Radar?: “Kill the Irishman”

Kill the Irishman is a 2011 film starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Christopher Walken and Val Kilmer.

It’s the story of Danny Greene, a mobster who rose to the top of organized crime in Cleveland during the late 1970s. It’s very much a mob movie, with sit downs and shoot outs, and union corruption, etc. Except with an Irish flair, which means more car bombings than I’ve ever seen in a single movie.

Also featuring a virtual who’s who of mob movie character actors, “Kill the Irishman” is a solid, low-budget gangster flick for those who are fans of the genre.

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Under the Radar: “Exit Through the Gift Shop”


“Exit Through the Gift Shop” is a 2010 documentary which begins with an exploration of the world of street art. Eventually, it makes a number of statements about the permanence of art, the commercialization of it, what makes art “good” or at least worthwhile…

Along the way, it will have you wondering if it’s on the level.

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Under the Radar?: “Catfish”

Catfish is 2010 film which earned a limited release after appearing at the Sundance Film Festival and creating a buzz. It has since earned a release on DVD and Blu Ray, and I managed to snag it in my DVR queue as it’s currently showing on Cinemax.

The film is purportedly a documentary, but there has been much debate as to the authenticity of that claim.

I have to admit, I’m skeptical myself.

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Under the Radar?: “Moon”

“The finger can point to the moon’s location.

However, the finger is not the moon.

To look at the moon, it is necessary to gaze beyond the finger.”

                                                                          – Buddhist Parable

Please allow me to point out “Moon” for you. I hope you won’t settle for reading this, but will actually see this movie. I promise you will find it rewarding.

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