Teenagers Glen and Randa are members of a tribe that lives in a rural area, several decades after nuclear war has devastated the planet. They know nothing of the outside world, except that ... See full summary »
Loosely taking its name from a song by Hank Williams, PICTURES FROM LIFE'S OTHER SIDE extends the tale that was shrewdly introduced in MY GIRLFRIEND'S WEDDING. In this sequel-of-a-sort, ... See full summary »
Sex comedy about Archie Anders, a horny teen who can't help but think about sex all day. When even his own sister starts looking attractive to him, Archie realizes it's high time to leave the house and find the right girl for himself.
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This documentary by Jim McBride about his British girlfriend Clarissa and her decision to marry another man for a green card is undeniably from the maker of the great pseudo-cinema-verite mockumentary DAVID HOLZMAN'S DIARY... but this time it's real. Interesting as a time capsule, it is still way too long at 60 minutes for a movie in which the big event takes only about five and is bookended by endless talking.
It remains a necessary preface, however, for McBride's far more energetic and far superior self-reflexive doc PICTURES FROM LIFE'S OTHER SIDE, which picks up the couple and their son (Clarissa's, from a previous relationship) a few years later on a cross-country road trip looking for a new home. Even though imdb doesn't list it, I saw the films as a double feature a few months ago, and I highly recommend the experience.
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