What is "Dangerous Men," and when can you have its sickness in your head?
This afternoon, in Austin, TX, the madmen (and madwomen) who put on Fantastic Fest each year held one of their secret screenings. The first secret screening, held a few days ago, was for Guillermo Del Toro's "Crimson Peak." I would imagine many people walked into the second secret screening hoping for some big-budget movie, like "Cloud Atlas" from a few years ago or some intriguing arthouse title from another country, like "Goodnight Mommy" at last year's fest.
Nope. Instead, what Tim League and his accomplices did was premiere their latest acquisition title, a film they've been chasing since the day they started the company. This is along the lines of "Miami Connection" or "The Visitor" or this spring's remarkable "Roar!", films that were released once before but that never got the right kind of support from a company that genuinely understood their appeal. In this particular case, there is no company on Earth better qualified to unleash this on an unsuspecting public than Drafthouse Films.