A Film For Friday: Stephen Walsh On Two- Lane Blacktop by Monte Hellman

  The bleak open roads and slowly decaying small towns of rural America are the setting for this gently beguiling existentialist road movie from cult director Monte Hellman. Famed for his trio of offbeat 70s classics – the other two being ‘Cockfighter’ (1974) & ‘China 9, Liberty 37’ (1978) – with that most underappreciated ofContinue reading “A Film For Friday: Stephen Walsh On Two- Lane Blacktop by Monte Hellman”

A Film For Friday: Somebody To Love by Alexandre Rockwell

Alexandre Rockwell’s debut film, In The Soup, was a brilliant bittersweet comedy/crime drama that starred Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Beals and Seymour Cassell. Rockwell’s  1994 followup,  Somebody To Love is also some kind of wonderful .   The appeal of Somebody To Love will probably hinge on your taste for the star Rosie Perez. Perez can be a tad shrill and brash and, of course, IContinue reading “A Film For Friday: Somebody To Love by Alexandre Rockwell”