Bad Lieutenant (2009/1992): 2 Films, 1 Thin Blue Line

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A snake swimming through post-Katrina floodwater opens Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant. Abel Ferrara, director of the original Bad Lieutenant (1992), led his cop (played by Harvey Keitel) through a spiritual crisis on the streets of New York. The Catholic Church was at the forefront of proceedings as Keitel went through the motions of sinning and absolution and sinning and absolution. Continue reading “Bad Lieutenant (2009/1992): 2 Films, 1 Thin Blue Line”