To love grindhouse cinema is to forgive the limitations of low budgets, bad actors, and cheesy premises milked for their lowest common denominator thrills; to intentionally make grindhouse cinema is to welcome the laser scrutiny of the film geekerati, a much greater artistic gamble. Miss the mark with that audience and you get a box-office nightmare -- just ask Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. But hit the B-movie sweet spot just right, as Jason Eisener mostly does in his gleefully gory Hobo with a Shotgun, and you could find yourself living the dream.
Fans of Dario Argento's cult 1977 thriller Suspiria who are a bit wary of the upcoming Natalie Portman-starring remake, take note: Writer-director David Gordon Green would like to put your minds at ease. Catching up with Movieline while discussing his new stoner comedy Your Highness, the versatile filmmaker emphasized a commitment to faithfulness and shared plans to recreate specific scenes and dialogue from the original. Most exciting of all? He's got the rights to the original Suspiria score by prog-rock band Goblin -- and he intends to use it.