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Hooks to the Left
Hooks to the Left
Actor: Michael John Dion
Director: Todd Verow
Genres: Drama
UR     2008     1hr 15min

Veteran film maker Todd Verow (Vacationland) returns with an intriguing experimental film shot all over the world on just a cellphone camera. The film is based on the journey of a male hustler, named "Nail", who reenters t...  more »


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Actor: Michael John Dion
Director: Todd Verow
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Studio: Water Bearer Films
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 03/18/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 15min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A New Kind of Movie
Amos Lassen | Little Rock, Arkansas | 03/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Hooks to the Left"

A New Kind of Movie

Amos Lassen

If you know the name Todd Verow, then you know that he is one of the most innovative filmmakers working today. He never ceases to amaze me. His new film, "Hooks to the Left" is completely shot on a cell phone camera. Verow has based this film on the hustler journals of a rent boy who goes by the name of "Nail". After having been involved in a ten year relationship, Nail returns to the streets and to the world of male prostitution. Like everything else, street life is constantly changing and "Hooks to the Left" looks at what is different now because of the internet.
This is a very disturbing film but a necessary one. Many people rely on prostitutes to fulfill their sexual needs and internet or not, prostitution is here to stay. It is also difficult to watch because of the photographic method use but once the viewer gets used to it, it becomes just another way to watch a movie. The visuals are heavily pixilated and there are many nude male bodies, abstract interiors and blurred street scenes. These provide a fascinating landscape for the journal entries which are narrated as the film runs.
An interview with the director makes the entire business crystal clear and this is an exciting new way to look at the way some of us live.
Hooks to the left
bigboyone | johnson city , tn | 09/25/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"very disappointing movie. i don't think even with a magic wand anyone
can make any sense out of this movie. everything is digitised and i
couldn't make a thing out during 90% of movie
after ANOYMOUS, all if todd's work has been somewhat disappointing