First screened in March 2020
Director: Joel Schumacher. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, Catherine Keener, James Gandolfini, Chris Bauer, Peter Stormare, Anthony Heald, Amy Morton, Jenny Powell, Myra Carter, Jack Betts, Anne Gee Byrd, Norman Reedus, Luis Saguar, Robert Amico, Doris Brent. Screenplay: Andrew Kevin Walker.

Twitter Capsule: Ludicrous and gross in many respects, but earnestly tries to work through some ideas about luridness in a candidly lurid way.

VOR:   Disavowed by its screenwriter and at least one cast member, but a meld of sleazy choices and interesting paths into representing and interrogating sleaze.

Photo © 1999 Sony Pictures/Columbia Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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