Monster of the Day #1518

Farewell, sir. You will very much be missed.

Mr. Pullman (ARGGGH) Paxton made a lot of genre films, and I’m sure we’re all generally conversant with them. However, his best performance might be in the extremely good if very hard edged crime film One False Move, in which Paxton plays a Southern small town sheriff. It’s a really good movie, and one that affords Pullman a rare lead role. It also has more interesting things to say about race than the sort of Oscar-bait films the Academy likes.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Mr. Paxton otherwise spot on ;-)

  • Chris Lutz

    The only thing I remember about One False Move is Paxton’s wife giving the detectives some grief about filling her husband’s head with visions of glory. Her simple statement of “I read nonfiction” always stuck with me.

  • Ken_Begg

    Just noticed that. Sigh.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I understand that someone handed you the wrong envelope.

  • zombiewhacker

    One False Move was directed by Roger Corman alumnus Carl Franklin, probably the very last member of Corman’s fabled proteges (Coppola, Scorsese, Demme, Ron Howard, Sayles, et al) who later went on to make a name for himself. Just thought I’d throw that in there,