documentarian. director. de Lauzirika!


If you enjoyed American Psycho, you might want to give this flick a try…


Crave (2012) is the award-winning psychological drama directed by Charles de Lauzirika. While I was researching his work, I found an article where he described the idea behind it as “Travis Bickle meets Walter Mitty”…

…and that’s right on the nose.

Perhaps a pensive moment for the director, on the set of Crave. (from


De Lauzirika deftly puts us into the action in the opening moments. The movie is easy on the eye, the camera moving us through a compelling plot and production values whose lush visuals accentuate the ensanguined episodes of its protagonist. The soundtrack is subtle, but with gratifying moments of catharsis such as in the eponymous track used at the denouement.

I found this article today, at Art of the Title; it’s an interview that includes discussion of the film’s unique end titles. This was quite a treat, having just watched the movie last night.


Taking a basic child’s toy to grim extremes, Charles de Lauzirika’s Crave conjures up the dark side of the whirligig.

Read more at: Crave (2012) — Art of the Title


Post script:

If you’re wondering about this film review stuck in the middle of The Nostromo Files, there is a connection.  You see, de Lauzirika produces documentaries.  Over 30, in fact, including these from the universe of Alien:

  • The Beast Within: The Making of Alien
  • Superior Firepower: The Making of Aliens
  • The Making of Alien³
  • One Step Beyond: The Making of Alien: Resurrection
  • The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus

And beyond:

  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut
  • Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner
  • Danger Zone: The Making of Top Gun
  • Above and Beyond: Exploring Dark of the Moon
  • The Path to Redemption (Kingdom of Heaven)
  • The Long Way Home: Making The Martian
  • Star Wars Launch Bay – Meet the Makers

So, you’ll see that he has got mad chops when it comes to documenting our favorite films. Crave was his directorial debut; based on the strength of it, I hope we see more from him.

In the meantime, have a look at the article linked above, won’t you?




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