Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 352: Wed Dec 21

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Black, 2005): Everyman Screen on the Green Cinema, 10.30am

This 35mm presentation (also being screened on December 17th) is part of the 35mm Noughties season at the Screen on the Green. Details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Screenwriter Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Last Action Hero) makes his directing debut with this cheerful mess of a pulp-fiction parody, pumped full of laughs by Michelle Monaghan, Val Kilmer, and Robert Downey Jr. An east-coast thief (Downey) is improbably lured out west for a screen test and schooled for his role by a gay private eye (Kilmer); after the crook encounters an old childhood friend (Monaghan), the three are drawn into a convoluted web of intrigue. Downey’s character provides voice-over narration, a task he mocks along with the story’s other pulp conventions; when the structure is this rickety, crashing through the fourth wall isn’t a bad idea.
JR Jones

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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