Pin It
Favourite

High Life 

Directed by Gary Yates (Triptych Media)

Back in the ’90s a lot of movies got made in the wake of Quentin Tarantino’s success: light, wordy and violent crime films, few of which managed to match his gift with dialogue or structural grace. Here director Gary Yates revives the post-Tarantino genre like the past decade never happened, aiming for more giddy laughs in a Winnipeg-shot story of an ATM heist by drug addicts, but the film never engages. It’s self-consciously quirky, rife with the bad lighting, bad wigs and over-familiar Can-rock on the soundtrack; Tarantino’s cool trick was sourcing obscure and cheery AM radio gems to offset the blood. There’s some pleasure in a cast occasionally outshining the material, especially Timothy Olyphant and Rossif Sutherland, but they live in a world without suspense.

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Pin It
Favourite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Get more Halifax

Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.

Coast Top Ten

© 2021 Coast Publishing Ltd.