After Hours

After Hours ★★★★½

Scorsese's comedy of the night. Griffin Dunne, so fantastic in the lead role, runs down dark and watery streets, a heartless God above, chuckling at his misfortune. It's a comedy of masochism, emasculation, theoretical castration. It's also an 80s darkly humorous update of 40s cinema - screwball comedies and those many classics where the city is a character. The odd man out, After Hours is Scorsese at his near-best.

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