Short Cuts

Robert Altman's greatest film is quite easily Short Cuts, which combines his sloppy, fly-on-the-wall filmmaking approach with Raymond Carver's poignant short stories about human drama to create the ultimate version of what Altman did his whole life- observe the modern human comedy with a detached, and slightly ironic, tone. There are so many brilliant performances … Continue reading Short Cuts

Bob Roberts

What better way to celebrate the utter disintegration of American Democracy than with humor? Specifically: one about a right-wing folk-singer running for office. Tim Robbins' Bob Roberts is great; it's not great filmmaking (pretty run of the mill stuff as far as that goes) and it's not the most original idea (borrowing heavily from Spinal … Continue reading Bob Roberts