Mel Gibson in a scene from S. Craig Zahler's Dragged Across Concrete . Photo: Summit Entertainment I used to sleep on Dragged Across Concrete director S. Craig Zahler's couch. And sometimes his floor. We weren't particularly close, but he and his NYU roommate had been high-school friends with my college roommate, so whenever we came to New York — which was often — we'd crash with them. This was the early 1990s, and it was through them that I learned about the Chinatown movie theaters where you could see Jet Li movies, which were not far from stores where you could buy or rent Japanese laser discs of those and other hard-to-find films. Over the years, I would occasionally hear about Zahler getting a script sold or optioned, and I had heard along the way that he'd become a Western novelist. But it was still a bit surprising when his first feature, the masterfully deranged Western Bone Tomahawk , came out in 2015; here he was finally making his feature directing debut, two decades after film school. Soon after that came Brawl in Cell Block 99 , a meditative yet intensely brutal prison flick with a ready-to-explode Vince Vaughn crushing heads…. Read full this story
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