Natural Born Killers
Director: Oliver Stone Run Time: 119 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1994
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield
Mickey and Mallory are a couple of psychotic serial killer lovers who kill people with joy, inventiveness, and without remorse. Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers is mesmerizing to watch and that makes sense because it’s a meditation on America’s (and the world’s) obsession with sensationalist tales and the media’s complicency in giving these stories fame. We can’t look away! A commentary of its time in the mid-1990s, twenty years later we can see how much (or how little) has changed in our consumptive media circus.