Eenhorn Filmavond presents: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (Guy Ritchie, 1998)

Sunday May 18th 2014, Eenhorn Filmavond presents: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Directed by Guy Ritchie , 1998, 107 minutes, in English. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

“Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” is like Tarantino crossed with the Marx Brothers if Groucho had been into chopping off fingers, and it’s a bewilderingly complex caper film, set among the low-lifes of London’s East End.
Irreverent, violent and wickedly clever, this smart-mouthed UK crime picture concerns four nice lads who get into some bad company and must get themselves out before things get really ugly. This larky, self-aware crime picture has Tarantino-esque written all over it. But in this case that’s not a bad thing: First-time writer-director Guy Ritchie appears to have been paying attention to what made Reservoir Dogs work, rather than coming away convinced that the formula for success begins and ends with pop-culture allusions and scarcely digested “homages” to classic crime films. Consequently, his film has both characters and a story, complicated by a slew of carefully worked out subplots involving boneheaded burglars, antique shotguns, yuppie hydroponic dope farmers, Jamaican drug dealers and multiple gangs of hard cases with blood in their eyes. And oh, that cliffhanger ending…

Film night at Joe’s Garage, warm and cozy cinema! Doors open at 8pm, film begins at 9pm, free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net