Running at 71 minutes, semi-disgraced writer-director, James Toback, has managed to add new meanings to the term, “pretentious,”, with his latest (and hopefully last) film, An Imperfect Murder aka The Private Life of a Modern Woman.
A remake of Argentina’s The Accused, the French-language drama, The Girl with a Bracelet (La Fille au bracelet) takes its source material’s name to the core - in that the accused is central to the film, rather than the accusation.
First presented in a sequence of attacks from an underground "death match", "Stingray" (real name: Paul Taylor) is the antagonist of the US-shot Hong Kong production, Undefeatable (Ho, 1993). "Stingray" is not only a skilled and deadly fighter; he is a psychotic wife beater. In an early scene, "Stingray" rapes his wife, which leads to her fleeing... Continue Reading →