Dafriend or Dafoe – 047 – The Vampire’s Assistant

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant is a 2009 American dark fantasy film adaptation of the Vampire Blood trilogy of the book series The Saga of Darren Shan by author Darren Shan. Willem Dafoe is in it for two scenes! And that is a real crime because his costume and character may have been the best…Read moreRead more

Dafriend or Dafoe – 046 – Clear and Present Danger

This Harrison Ford political thriller from 1994 features a gung-ho Dafoe- a gun for hire who takes on the Columbian Cartels with his own private army!  Great Dafoe lines and with Ford in his prime, this is a recommended watch by Isaac and Ann, though Ann has a point that the film is a bit…Read moreRead more

Dafriend or Dafoe – 045 – Roadhouse 66

Roadhouse 66 is a 1984 independent film which is nearly out of print, but which you can watch on YouTube right now for free! This is not the classic Patrick Swayze movie, “Roadhouse”, even though it came out nearly 5 years before the wild action flick and did originally omit the “66” from its title. Low…Read moreRead more

Dafriend or Dafoe – 044 – The Grand Budapest Hotel

This week on our show, we’re talking about Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel! This highly reviewed movie boasts an amazing and deep well of actors and actresses and manages to be both funny and dark at the same time. The art direction, cinematography, costumes, and score are all top-notch as well. If you could tell…Read moreRead more

Dafriend or Dafoe – 043 – Mr. Bean’s Holiday

Rowan Atkinson’s Mr. Bean is back and up to his usual antics in 2007’s “Mr. Bean Holiday”! Dafoe plays a self-obsessed film director playing foil to Atkinson’s Bean, but the whole 90-minute film is an excuse to get Mr. Bean into various silly situations for the amusement of the audience. The real gem of this flick…Read moreRead more

Dafriend or Dafoe – 042 – Go Go Tales

Directed by Able Ferrara, the same man who brought us 4:44 Last Day On Earth and New Rose Hotel, this movie was supposed to be an “intentional comedy”. Alas, both Ann and Isaac could hardly find anything to denote that this movie should be funny. If anything it was very clear that this film had…Read moreRead more

Dafriend or Dafoe – 041 – The Great Wall

This episode was inspired by Isaac’s recent trip to China! The trip itself was great- this movie, not so much. Controversial from the release of its first marketing materials for perceived white-washing, this Matt Damon lead picture has much less to do with the actual Great Wall and much more to do with monsters who wish…Read moreRead more

Dafriend or Dafoe – 040 – The Hitchhiker “The Ghostwriter”

For the 40th episode of Dafriend or Dafoe, we’re doing something a little different: we’re reviewing our first TV show! Dafoe is featured on the HBO original series, “The Hitchhiker”, season 3 episode 6 to be exact. This episode can be hard to find, but you may be able to locate it on YouTube or directly…Read moreRead more

Dafriend or Dafoe – 039 – Death Note

Based on the manga series which spawned several anime series, live-action Japanese films and other such spinoffs, Netflix’s American take on Death Note attempts to stuff tomes of material into a 101-minute movie. At its best, we get the uber-creepy Ryuk- a death god who bestows our protagonist with a magic notebook capable of killing its subject…Read moreRead more

Dafriend or Dafoe – 038 – Inside Man

From acclaimed director Spike Lee, 2006’s Inside Man is stocked with incredible and highly talented stars and boasts some amazing on-location shooting and sharp cinematography. It’s also probably 40 minutes longer than it needs to be and can’t shake the paint-by-numbers pacing which is likely a hold-over from Ron Howard’s time with the project. Sadly, Dafoe is regulated…Read moreRead more