Friday, January 7, 2011

Carlos @ The Texas Theatre (best way to spend 5 1/2 hours this weekend)

You could do many things in the time required to enjoy the French TV mini-series Carlos in it's director intended 313 minute run time. Whatever other 'important things' you have to do, they can all wait till next weekend.  This is the only weekend to catch one of the best (albeit it long) films of 2010 on the big screen. I caught the first two installments of the three part series on IFC during it's brief On Demand run , then the cable company cut me off due to non-payment. The four hours I spent with Carlos flew by faster than  a misguided scud rocket. I am looking forward to re-visiting those two episodes and finally seeing the tail end of this flamboyant character's absurd life in terrorism.

With Carlos's mix of slick action, acting, politics and copious nudity; it will no doubt stand the test of time alongside the other great epic crime biopics. This is only the second time for the film to be shown in Texas, the other being at the Alamo Draft House of course. I doubt you will be seeing this again in theaters for a long time. I'll have a full review some point in the future.

 Poster of the year as well.

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