Time for another throwback to the days when new music and movies for me ran rampant. I often get discouraged in times today because it seems I’m always looking toward.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve seen Drugstore Cowboy and thank goodness Netflix has it up on Instant Watch. Told from the perspective of 4 drug addled buddies outside Portland, Gus Van Sant nails it again portraying the characters in one of the most authentic stages yet. Filmed in 1989, the story is becoming all too familiar in the world of independent film. There seems to be a fascination with the lives and living patterns of drug addicts in the movies. Requiem for a Dream comes to mind as another earth shattering talk of drugs and crime.
One of the aspects of the movie that caught my eye was the costume design and overall style in the film. Matt Dillion and Kelly Lynch are wearing some of the most inspiration worthy outfits that I’ve seen in years. Heather Graham also makes an appearance as one of Dillion’s crew. The story is set up like a twisted Bonnie and Clyde with young heroin chic kids causing mayhem all over the city. One of Gus Van Sant’s not to miss pictures. Definitely check this out.