I think this FILM tugged at the thread of my unravelling sanity. I've lost it. I was genuinely moved by BIRDEMIC. Lord help me.
You can hear it all on the latest TOTAL REBOOT
I'd never even heard of this film before, but on an upcoming episode of The Mitchen they got me to put together some of my favourite "Food Movies" and Mitch Orr brought this up to me as the one that amped him up the most as a young chef.
This movie is so up my alley. Another entry in the great tradition of one hectic night in New York set in the world of fine dining and pre-9/11 mob affiliation.…
The most provocative grub of a flick we'll ever talk about on Total Reboot.
First saw this when I was 15 when my mum bought it for me on dvd. What was she thinking? Watching it now, I think this is so over the top in its repugnancy that it's genuinely hilarious. What would a provocateur want more than to make you laugh at some fucked up shit?
Comparing it to BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS next week
I love Penny Marshall! I love that she makes comedy feel CINEMATIC and cinema feel warm.
Everyone is great in this. Hanks! Davis! Petty! Love Madonna! Rosie is so funny! Megan Cavanagh! The balance that Marshall strikes between goofy comedy and prestige based on a (somewhat) true story drama is so impressive.
While I don't think the framing device of a flashback was necessary at all the film's greatest sin is not having more Lovitz. Truly one of the funniest cunnies to ever walk this earth.