After Robert finished expounding on some of his favorite artsy and/or foreign flicks, he cautioned the departing Mercury reporter, "Don't get too high!" Right back atcha, bro. And definitely not while viewing any of these heady brain-benders:
Tuvalu (1999): "Made recently, but using techniques from the silent era. It's dependent on the music to guide you along, and it's a really inventive fairy tale."
Memento (2000): "A good movie to watch over and over. It gives you a different perspective every time you watch it. I thought it was really refreshing."
Wings Of Desire (1987): "One of the first movies that got me into the storytelling experience of a film. It puts you on a trail and you don't know where you're going, but once you're done you know you've been on a journey."
Léon (1994): "The depth of the characters is what struck me. You kind of want to look into them and see where they are. The American version [The Professional] is just chopped up."
Erik Vachel from Portland Cutlery Co.
Knives have to be one of the most solid investments you can make. Designed as excellent tools for everything from MacGyver-style escape tactics to chopping vegetables, they all have a few things in common: they're shiny and dangerous! Pro Erik gives up his quality picks:
Benchmade 7355BT: "It's the one in my pocket. It's sharp, smooth, and totally sweet."
Messermeister Meridian Elite 8" Chef: "It's simply superior to all others."
Kyocera Ceramic Blades: "These are sharper and harder than anything, and they're very futuristic."
Leatherman: "They're the originator, the innovator, and they're local."
Chateau Lagniole: "Say what you will about the French, but these are well made, elegant knives."