Back Against the Wall (2000)
Average Rating: 5.7/10
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Midwest experimental filmmaker James Fotopoulos employs his grim cinematic style for Back Against the Wall. Levey (Martin Shannon) lives in a harshly lit apartment decorated with mostly cardboard boxes. Waiting for his girlfriend June (Debbie Mulcahy) to return, he plays chess, reads books, and meets with his friend Ed (Ernie E. Frantz). When Levey is unresponsive to her underwear modeling show for him, she leaves him for Vince (Michael Wexler), which leads the film into a strange mix of
Jan 1, 2000 Wide
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Although made on a shoestring and unevenly acted, conjures a Lynch-like vision of the rotting underbelly of Middle America.
If ... you're the adventurous sort, check it out.
A masterpiece of urban dread, relationships, and identity crisis.
An odd drama set in the world of lingerie models and bar dancers in the Midwest that held my interest precisely because it didn't try to.
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