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  • Summer of Sam

    Summer of Sam

    A proto-Zodiac that has virtually nothing to do with the killer, the crimes, or the investigation. John Leguizamo basically plays Warren Beatty’s character from Shampoo. Adrien Brody does all kinds of stuff. Very strange movie.

    Mira Sorvino and Jennifer Esposito are excellent, even though their only job is to be in love with creeps. Michael Imperioli steals the show as “Midnite”, in addition to co-writing the script. Ben Gazzara, Patti LuPone, Bebe Neuwirth and John Savage all pop up. Again, very strange movie!

  • Get on the Bus

    Get on the Bus

    Charles S. Dutton holy cow

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  • The Age of Innocence

    The Age of Innocence

    Scorsese loves this shit: the fancy food, the houses, the lace and candelabras. Areas of Manhattan that are completely undeveloped. Old money. I think he likes the idea that this is the same New York he grew up in, while simultaneously being an entirely different world. (Or is it???)

    Scorsese also relishes in the romance: sudden close-ups, fades to red, yellow, white. Characters speaking in code. Tension, sexual and otherwise. The depiction of forbidden love is exhilarating, and the whole…

  • True Stories

    True Stories

    ★★★★★

    David Byrne invented movies in 1986.