Steve Mitchell directs Larry Cohen, Fred Williamson and Michael Moriarty in this documentary about prolific low budget moviemaker Larry Cohen.
Black Caesar. Q-The Winged Serpent. The Stuff. Every Larry Cohen movie I’ve seen is an absolute blast. Yet so few are available on DVD or via streaming that I have to comfort myself with this exhaustive retrospective. You can tell from both his interview footage and his expansively unpretentious oeuvre that Cohen was bursting with chutpaz. The other talking heads openly call him out on his bullshit and fibs but with a warmth that suggest they’d have rather been taken for a ride with Larry than any studio head. It is a very affectionate biography littered with eye popping clips. I can’t tell what I want more; Larry Cohen’s unique career or a box set with all the gems I haven’t seen.
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