Trees Lounge (1996)

Directed by Steve Buscemi Trees Lounge has the feeling of a Jim Jarmusch film, something between Stranger Than Paradise, Broken Flowers and 2016's Paterson.  It's a combination of unique portraits of oddball, melancholic characters and features a cast that could be pulled straight from a Jarmusch film.  Familiar faces like Chloë Sevigny (Broken Flowers), Samuel L. Jackson, Eszter Balint (Stranger … Continue reading Trees Lounge (1996)

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)

Directed by Marina Zenovich Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind tries to do a little of everything.  It's a look at the life and career, from start to finish, of comedian Robin Williams.  It's an interesting look at the comedian turned celebrity's career, but it's hard to differentiate this from any number of celebrity documentaries … Continue reading Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)

Starship Troopers (1997)

Directed by Paul Verhoeven Starship Troopers only borrowed the name from the science-fiction book written by Edward Neumeier after similarities between that book and the screenplay, originally titled Bug Hunt at Outpost Nine.  Director Paul Verhoeven couldn't read more than a few chapters of the Neumeier book, saying it made him "bored and depressed." Verhoeven later explained … Continue reading Starship Troopers (1997)