By James Kenney (Adapted from a review originally appearing on whatchareading.com) BLOOD MONEY John Cusack, long seemingly disinterested in acting since his solid performances in ADULT WORLD and LOVE & MERCY a near-decade ago, disengaged briefly in 2017 from his lively, political and sometimes funny twitter feed to bring some of his long-dormant thespian good humor and timingContinue reading “The Man in Black: John Cusack in BLOOD MONEY and SINGULARITY”
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Put That Damn Phone Down! Stephen King’s De Facto Sequel to MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE…CELL!
CELL got bad press, but it’s okay with me.
Does Anyone Remember THE BAG MAN with John Cusack and Robert De Niro? I Do!
David Grovic’s The Bag Man is a delayed entry in the Quentin Tarantino- David Lynch wannabe sweepstakes, when late 1990s filmgoers were bombarded with lousy, self-conscious, pseudohip films filled with violence and pubertal weirdness (see Dark Backward, Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead, Mad Dog Time, Big City Blues, and a lot of others). ManyContinue reading “Does Anyone Remember THE BAG MAN with John Cusack and Robert De Niro? I Do!”
Stealth Cinema: The Shadow Careers of Our Favorite Actors
My first piece on “stealth cinema,” low-budget films with A-List actors, republished.
Sex and Poetry: The Quiet Charms of “Adult World”
By James Kenney First printed at Queens Free Press, 2014. After having reviewed the dispiriting Tarantino/Lynch throwback The Bag Man earlier this week, I happily announce that Adult World is a return to the cinema of the 1990s as well, but a more positive reassertion of indie values. The world of Don Roos, Hal Hartley,Continue reading “Sex and Poetry: The Quiet Charms of “Adult World””