An adaptation of George Buchner’s novella, “Lenz”, chronicling the poet Jakob Lenz’s slide into insanity and madness. The setting is transposed from 18th century Germany to New York in the early 1980s.Read More »
1991-2000Alexandre RockwellCultFilm NoirUSA
By Jeffrey M. Anderson
Essentially a retread of The Freshman (1990) on a much lower budget, In the Soup concerns a young wannabe filmmaker, Adolfo Rollo (Steve Buscemi) who becomes mixed up with a gangster-type, Joe (Seymour Cassell) in the name of financing his first film.
Very little filmmaking occurs, though. What really happens is the old story of the life-loving older guy teaching the high-strung younger fellow a thing or two about living.
Yes, it’s an old story that has been told a thousand times before and since, but Alexandre Rockwell’s little film has a home movie charm and a streetwise wit that make it a must-see sleeper.Read More »