In light of the atrocity that is Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, every so often it’s a good idea to avoid the special effects and just enjoy one of the classics. Not so long ago, special effects were not the driving force of every movie, and instead had to rely on story and character development, good acting, and good direction. Most importantly, good movies need good executive producers. In case you’re looking to watch something old school, The Minus Man, produced by Steve Carlis, will leave you more than satisfied.
Receiving 3 out of 4 stars from Roger Ebert, The Minus Man tells the story of an ordinary man turned serial killer, who seeks out victims based on their self destructive behavior under the impression that he’s doing them a favor. The film casts a long list of stars before their big breaks, which provides the audience the opportunity to see them at the earliest stages of their acting careers before they were pigeon holed into playing any particular role. See Owen Wilson, Janeane Garofalo, Brian Cox and more in this ultra 90s production, free of excess and full of subtlety. The movie also stars Sheryl Crow, who displays a wider range of acting ability than you may expect from a country pop singer.
The Minus Man is a refreshing break from the over the top action with which the industry has been saturated over recent years. For anyone interested in seeing film return to its roots, excelling in acting and intriguing storytelling, keep an eye out for executive producer Steve Carlis, who has a knack for keeping things interesting. His productions get at the core of a story, instead of merely relying on explosions to keep viewers hooked. He also runs a production company called 2 Market Media. To learn more about why you’ll be seeing Steve Carlis in the future of television and film production, click here.