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Back Against the Wall

Back Against the Wall (2000)

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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

Feb 11, 2003

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Although made on a shoestring and unevenly acted, conjures a Lynch-like vision of the rotting underbelly of Middle America.

March 13, 2002 Full Review Source: New York Times
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If ... you're the adventurous sort, check it out.

March 13, 2002
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The strongest Fotopoulos I've seen.

March 12, 2002 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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A masterpiece of urban dread, relationships, and identity crisis.

February 13, 2004

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.

February 27, 2003 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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This is an undeniably intriguing film from an adventurous young talent who finds his inspiration on the fringes of the American underground.

March 13, 2002 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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