Sordid Lives (2000) – I’m sure this worked as a stage play. I’m sure it would have worked as a film with a budget and a severe rewrite. The actors (though not all of them) were all that was salvageable in this film. I don’t know if there’s an illegal way to make a movie in the US, but if there were, Del Shores would probably be burned at the stake. Available lighting is for witches and Lars von Trier.
Volver (2006) – The ending of this movie was pretty predictable. The fun came in the unpredictable shifts in genre: first a buddy/chick flick, then a supernatural thriller without the thrills, then a European art film, a chick flick again, and finally a Scooby Doo Mystery.
Maurice (1987) – Over two hours of dry, English, gay lovin’. It’s as exhausting and uncomfortable as it sounds. At least it wasn’t the usual gay movie fare; no wonder it was the only gay-interest movie Netflix was willing to recommend to me.
Unknown White Male (2005) – That guy sure was lucky he turned out to be wealthy. His later apathy seems to me a product of that affluence. It must be nice to be completely–and I mean completely–independent.