The latest film to be picked up for distribution by Austin's (Alamo) Drafthouse Films is every bit as deranged, manic, and hilarious as its first acquisition, Four Lions
, but in a completely different way. Opening expository narration cues us into this story of two futuristic clans fighting for "dominance over the small town of Frazier Park." On one side are the 248s, led by the eyepatch-sporting JTRO (Trost); on the other, the 245s, fronted by villainous L Dubba E (Valmassy). The film's central joke is that these two gangs battle not with knives or guns – shit like that is so now
– but via a competitive video game dubbed Beat-Beat Revolution
. That's right, mofo (in the outrageous, bizzarro parlance of the film), it's a dance-off to the death. It's frankly totally insane but in an impressively cohesive way. The FP
's goofy heart and soul is what makes the film into a potential cult-movie masterpiece. Read a full review of The FP.