When I say I'll give almost anything a chance, I mean it. The question isn't whether or not I'll watch something I've been sent. The question is when will I get to it.
With much of what I'm sent, that's random chance. I put things in stacks and then just watch my way from top to bottom. What's interesting is when themes emerge over a series of movies that you put on by chance. For example, last week I watched a stack that turned out to be half chick flicks, half anti-social bad behavior. I didn't mean for it to split down the middle like that, but it just worked out. So it makes sense to split the stack in half for review.
Let's start with the bad behavior, because the undeniable truth is that bad behavior is just plain fun. That's why so many movies love to revel in the ridiculously anti-social. These are things we would ever ever do... so why not watch someone else do them?
I'm shocked that "Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans" exists, and that it's even remotely good. The idea of anyone doing a requel to the Abel Ferarra wallow seems pointless. That film was all Catholic guilt and unrelenting squalor, and despite the extreme nature of the material, it was one of the most accessible things that Ferarra ever made, due at least in part to Harvey Keitel's self-eviscerating work in the lead. I guess if you're going to try to follow up that kind of organic freakshow, you've got to pick your ingredients wisely.