Written By: Daniel Kinsley
This is a difficult time. The world is riddled with anxiety, fear, and a deadly disease that has radically interrupted the daily life of nearly everything and everyone. So, for the whole month of April, The Porkchop Express presents: THE QUARANTINE STREAM, a 30 day series designed to help shine a light on a film that is worthy of your time and might very well be the distraction you need. In an effort to keep it fresh, we will be alternating between the big three services (Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu) and trying to keep the choices as varied as possible.
On Day Five, we hope to keep the laughter going with this stylish and absurd screwball caper. Now available on Amazon Prime.
Logan Lucky (2015)
Steven Soderbergh is truly one of a kind. The wildly versatile director behind Traffic (2000), Ocean’s 11 (2001), Magic Mike (2011), has yet to meet a genre he is unable to dip his toe in, and often with great success. Over the course of his long career, he has had a number of major hits, and yet some of his best work remains under-seen. After a brief flirtation with retirement, Soderbergh returned with this gem about a trio of rednecks planning a NASCAR based heist. Channing Tatum and Adam Driver are terrific as two down-on-their-luck brothers, but the film really belongs to an off-the-leash Daniel Craig (clearly having the time of his life) as the unhinged yet irresistibly charming Joe Bang. It is a crime flick in the vein of Elmore Leonard or the Coen Bros, with the ham cranked up to eleven, and as stylish and fun as a hillbilly B-side to the Ocean’s franchise.