Month: October 2009

Bad Lieutenant (1992), Abel Ferrara, B

Better than I remember, but still a fundamentally joyless, humorless affair. And what’s with all the wailing? Put Keitel in this against Eric Roberts in Pope of Greenwich Village and see who wins! I’m all for a performer laying it all out on the line, but, come on, a director needs to go in there and reel them back sometimes. Anyway – not a bad film – and points for its economic script – but not quite worth the cult...

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Jordan Hoffman is a New York-based writer and film critic working for The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Thrillist, Times of Israel, NY Daily News and elsewhere.

He is the host of ENGAGE: The Official Star Trek Podcast, a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and challenges you to a game of backgammon.

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