Give ‘Em Hell, Malone

Like a drifter, he was born to walk alone.

Living the hardscrabble life, Thomas Jane prowls the dirty, dangerous streets, gun in hand, scowl permanently etched on his face.

He used to be a private eye with a family, now he’s something different – a hard man willing to do rough jobs if the pay is right.

But, somewhere deep under the layers of bitterness and hurt still (barely) beats a conscience which won’t be completely silenced.

Directed with customary snap by Highlander main man Russell Mulcahy, this might be mid-level noir.

But mid-level noir is still better than no noir.

Night Boat

“She is the fairies’ midwife…”

Creepy, pretentious in all the right ways, and way ahead of its time, this 1981 Duran Duran video predates Michael Jackson’s more-famous Thriller.

Crafted by Highlander director Russell Mulcahy, it mixes zombies, scuttling crabs, and lead singer Simon Le Bon gravely intoning Shakespeare while staring pensively at … something.

The British Fab Five might not have sold as many records as, say, Madonna, but their impact on the MTV generation is undeniable.

No one worked with as much style as they did, pumping out elegant mini-movies, each one unique.

Take me back to my rockin’ childhood.