Thursday, January 21, 2010

Macho Films

Harvey Spannos is a surreal comedy about a young boy uncovering the mystery of his father's death and the search for his own identity. Through his journey, Harvey daydreams of being a pro skateboarder as he idolizes the enormously popular and successful champion. Written by Ben Wagner, this year you should also watch Macho Tail Drop by the same director:

Both featuring Rick McCrank, this one seemed to slip under the radar but makes for a good first movie post for the new year I'm sure you will agree. If you like the look of these, also check out some of the films by Harmony Korine (script writer for Kids), Werner Herzog (Even Dwarfs Started Small), and Wes Anderson (The Life Aquatic, The Fantastic Mr. Fox)