dir. Mike Leigh. I remember this film being much more darkly comic that it seems today. David Thewlis plays Johnny, rapist, and pseudo-intellectual who visits an ex-girlfriend in London, then goes on a doomed wander through London, spouting a mix of religious conspiracy theories, and literary references. Johnny’s diatribes are supposed to be witty I…… Continue reading Naked (1993)
dir. Alan Shapiro. Pure 1990s trash. Full of non-intentional comedy, cheesy synth music, and packed with hammy acting. Alicia Silverstone’s first feature film at seventeen, playing a fourteen year old who becomes obsessed with Cary Elwes journalist. Even the wonderful Cary Elwes looks bored, spending most of the movie with his mouth open staring into…… Continue reading The Crush (1993)
dir. Adrian Lyne. The only sexy thing in this overlong movie is Robert Redford’s TNT V-HR high end turntable. Two hours of watching Woody Harrelson pout and moan. Amusing cameo by Billy Connolly. Bizarre casting with Rip Taylor as an Demi Moore’s boss.