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Patriot (TV Series 2015–2018)

This Amazon-original political drama stars Michael Dorman, who plays the role of an intelligence officer named John Tavner. To stop Iran from going nuclear, Tavner must forgo safety nets and assume a dangerous non-official cover as a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm. Tavner is faced with the intricacies of his new day job and a stickler of a boss at the piping company, while navigating PTSD, failures by the federal government and escalating fiascos that continue to complicate his mission.                

The best independent crime films according to EMPIRE

The real creative bold author's cinema is born most often outside the big Hollywood studios. EMPIRE magazine has compiled a list of the most significant films that were born by independent companies with modest budgets. Here are the criminal tapes that got into it:

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Quentin Tarantino's debut film was shot for $ 1.2 million. The story of an unfolding robbery not according to plan was not highly appreciated in the year of release, but soon acquired cult status.

The Usual Suspects (1995)

Bryan Singer's thriller based on a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie offers viewers one of the brightest films with a plot twist. The film was shot for $ 6 million, received 2 Oscar nominations and is included in numerous lists of the best films of the genre.

Mean Streets (1973)

The film that made Martin Scorsese famous, and cost 500 thousand dollars. The picture tells about the everyday life of four comrades who are part of the Italian-American mafia.

Blood Simple (1984)

The debut film of Joel and Ethan Cohen was shot for $ 1.5 million and brought them an award at the Sundance Festival. If in the future the brothers became famous thanks to tragicomedy tapes, their first high-profile work is a bloody thriller about a cheating wife, a jealous husband and a private investigator.

City of God (2002)

The Brazilian sensational film about three boys living in the most dangerous favelas of the country was filmed for $ 3.3 million. The film has a cult status and in the year of release received 4 Oscar nominations.

Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

Gus Van Sant's second film, shot for $ 2.5 million and turned the director into a global celebrity. The tape tells about a young drug addict who trades robberies of pharmacies.

Bad Lieutenant (1992)

Abel Ferrara's $1 million film is about a corrupt policeman who investigates the rape of a young nun. The picture did not receive widespread interest in the year of release, but over time acquired the status of one of the best in the genre.

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song  (1971)

Melvin Van Peebles shot an operational criminal action for 500 thousand dollars. And although this is a cheap film with a low audience rating, it is inscribed in the history of cinema as one of the most significant African-American creations.

Shallow Grave (1994)

Danny Boyle's debut film is a story about three neighbors discovering that their new roommate is dead and left behind a huge amount of money. The film was shot for $2.5 million and won the Bafta Award.

Dead Man's Shoes (2004)

The tape of Briton Shane Meadows tells about a man who returns from the army and finds out that during his absence, local drug dealers cruelly abused his mentally retarded brother. The tape was shot for about $1 million and glorified the name of the director.

Love's a Bitch (2000)

The debut film by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu tells about three people whose life paths intersect and turn into negative consequences for each of them. The film was shot for $2 million, received an Oscar nomination and instantly turned the director into a world celebrity.

Run Lola Run (1998)

The third film by the German Tom Tykwer became an international sensation and significantly influenced the editing traditions of cinema in the early 2000s. The story of a girl trying to urgently get money for her boyfriend was filmed for 3.5 million German marks.

El Mariachi (1992)

Robert Rodriguez shot his debut film "El Mariachi" for a ridiculous 7 thousand dollars and gained sensational success. This is a story about a musician who is mistaken for a murderer by local mafiosi and begins to hunt for him.

Netflix releases 'Black Mirror' Season 6 teaser

Netflix has revealed that Charlie Brooker’s hit series returns in June for Season 6.

Once again, the show boasts a laundry list of top acting talent. This season’s roster includes: Aaron Paul, Anjana Vasan, Annie Murphy, Auden Thornton, Ben Barnes, Clara Rugaard, Daniel Portman, Danny Ramirez, Himesh Patel, John Hannah, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Michael Cera, Monica Dolan, Myha’la Herrold, Paapa Essiedu, Rob Delaney, Rory Culkin, Salma Hayek Pinault, Samuel Blenkin, Zazie Beetz.

A teaser for the season promises exactly the level of dysfunction, darkness and dystopia fans have come to expect and relish from Brooker for over a decade. Season 6 appears to be even more violent than past shows, and the production value is noticeably higher and more cinematic in scope.

Quentin Tarantino and the joke of the giant dildo

On the sets of Quentin Tarantino it is strongly discouraged to fall asleep.

Show The director, a guest of the Conan O'Brien , told of the joke that he and his crew usually play on the set to those who fall asleep:

"It's always bugged me when you're filming at night and suddenly you see a crew member sleeping, or an actor sleeping. That always bothered me, so I came up with something that wouldn't bother me so much." 

Tarantino therefore explained that since 1997, on the set of Jackie Brown , he has brought another "member" of the crew to his sets: Big Jerry .

Big Jerry is nothing more than a huge purple dildo, which the director places as close as possible to the mouth of the unfortunate sleeper to then take a picture of him.

In the 90s, Polaroid cameras were the masters on the sets, used by set designers, costume designers, make-up artists, script assistants, etc. to immortalize sets and actors and always have a visual support at hand for the scenes that needed to be connected, shot on different days.

But thanks to digital photography and smartphones, Quentin Tarantino can now take a picture of an actor with Big Jerry even easier.

The rules in force on Tarantino's sets also require that the photo be hung on a bulletin board visible to everyone on the film set.

If the photo is taken out, it will print larger and hang up again. 

What if it's taken off again?

At that point the photo with Big Jerry is printed on t-shirts that are given to the whole crew.

So if you ever find yourself on a Tarantino set… don't fall asleep!

Parasite (2019)

Ki-Taek (Song Kang-Ho) is poor and unemployed. He lives with his wife Choong-Sook (Jang Hye-Jin), son Ki-Woo (Choi Woo-Sik) and daughter Ki-Jung (Park So-Dam) in a damp, insect infested semi-basement apartment in a low income area of Seoul. When Ki-Woo takes his friend (Park Seo-Joon) to a nearby convenient store for drinks, he learns that his friend (who is going to study abroad) is leaving behind a good paying private tutoring job. His friend wants Ki-Woo to takeover the tutoring job while he is abroad. Soon, Ki-Woo enters the life of the wealthy Park family, with Ki-Woo's own family lurking in the periphery.

Seven Psychopaths

Boozy writer Marty (Colin Farrell) is a man in search of a screenplay. He has a catchy title but no story to go along with it. Marty has a couple of oddball buddies, Hans (Christopher Walken) and Billy (Sam Rockwell), who make a living by kidnapping rich people's dogs, then returning them and collecting the reward. However this time, the fur flies when Hans and Billy kidnap the beloved pooch of a gangster (Woody Harrelson), and Marty uses the ensuing events as fodder for his screenplay.      


Vikingane (TV Series 2016–2020)

Norsemen takes place in 790s Norway, with various characters taking leading roles as the series develops. The story covers the life of Vikings in the village of Norheim, with day-to-day happenings and strife of varying comedic degrees. As the series progresses, disputes with neighboring villages, including a rival tribe led by the ruthless Jarl Varg, and the efforts of a Roman slave, Rufus, to modernize Norheim's culture, result in ongoing conflicts.

Operation Fortune (2023)

Elite spy Orson Fortune must track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology wielded by billionaire arms broker Greg Simmonds. Reluctantly teamed up with some of the world's best operatives, Fortune and his crew recruit Hollywood's biggest movie star, Danny Francesco, to help them on their globe-trotting mission to save the world.

Criminal Activities (2015)

Four friends stumble into a deal too good to refuse. But when it goes south, they learn that part of their funding came from a notorious crime boss.

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