Heist Movie Club

"Easy come, easy go," they say. Money don't always come easy, but the harder it comes, the sweeter it spends. Of course there's always somethin' to screw up a good lick—the law, the mob, amateurs, and unprofessionals (not the same thing, as any trustworthy mechanic can tell you). This particular club is about heist movies. You wanna yap about Richard Stark, you can make your own club.

Posts for this club should be tagged: heistmovie_club.

July 23

Movie: Victoria

A young Spanish woman who has newly moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 10:34 PM - 7 comments

July 17

Movie: The Great Train Robbery

In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 12:08 PM - 4 comments

July 9

Movie: Bande à part (Band of Outsiders)

Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery. LA-area MeFites, this film is playing Sunday the 10th at 8:30 pm at the New Beverly Cinema in Hollywood! [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 11:34 AM - 3 comments

June 26

Movie: Rififi

Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes... [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 7:43 PM - 1 comment

June 19

Movie: The Dark Knight

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 8:09 AM - 16 comments

June 12

Le Cercle Rouge (The Red Circle)

Sometimes plans change. This week we'll be discussing Le Cercle Rouge (The Red Circle). This film was already posted earlier this year, so the discussion will happen at the old thread. It's on YouTube for $3 in the US.
posted by infinitewindow at 9:19 AM - 0 comments

June 7

A little change in schedule

Hi everyone, to have a little more variety week-to-week with Heist Movie Club, I'd like to propose swapping The Dark Knight's this-Sunday slot with The Red Circle's next-Sunday slot. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 3:16 PM - 1 comment

June 5

Movie: Inside Man

A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 9:38 AM - 12 comments

May 29

Movie: Reservoir Dogs

After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 5:29 PM - 16 comments

May 23

Heist Movie Club starts with breakfast

Heist Movie Club debuts with 1992's Reservoir Dogs. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 5:05 PM - 4 comments

What makes a heist movie?

What makes a movie part of Heist Movie Club? [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 4:18 PM - 13 comments

April 23

Movie: Le Cercle Rouge

After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 11:09 AM - 2 comments