James Badge Dale delivers a riveting performance as a hermit ex-cop suffering from PTSD with and axe to grind against the powers that be. A mass shooting at a police funeral puts the local militia on notice and they find that the shooter was one of their own. Taut and tense The Standoff at Sparrow Creek is a haunting, virtually single setting film.
Trippy representation of the night Frankenstein was born. Julian Sands, Gabriel Byrne and Natasha Richardson are excellent. Timothy Spall shines as the spurned, suicidal Polidori. Everyone tries to fuck or fucks everyone else and surreal opium fueled debbauchery drives the young creatives to the brink of madness until morning. Ken Russell always delivers the goods.