Tabloid reporter Lois Thornedyke and her photographer Barry Denver stumble upon evidence of a sex scandal, blackmail and political conspiracy that may involve her love interest Franklyn - the saintly Mayor of New York City.
This is another story of the secret Coast to Coast auto race across America The only rule is, the first to finish is the winner. Naturally, anyone driving 55 isn't going to win. They'll ... See full summary »
In 1963, a paranoid middle-class couple locks themselves and their small kids in their nuclear fallout shelter. 30 years later, their oblivious son and two daughters still survive there playing absurd games. A play-based dark comedy.
Young Cheryl moves into her estranged aunt Martha's rundown King Edward Hotel. One of its offbeat residents, disturbed photographer George, takes special interest in her. Cheryl begins suspecting that a resident was murdered.
Downey takes his camera and microphone onto the streets (and into some bedrooms) for a look at Manhattan's singles scene of the late sixties. Of course, that's not all: No More Excuses cuts... See full summary »
Robert Downey Sr.
Robert Downey Sr.,
Dark satire in which the token black man on the executive board of an advertising firm is accidentally put in charge. Renaming the business "Truth and Soul, Inc.", he replaces the tight ... See full summary »
Robert Downey Sr.
A women, who works as a nurse, uses her lunch hour to get together with a doctor in a seedy hotel room. Their they spend the time having weird, wild sex together. One day a policeman catches them in their act and this leads to ironic results.
This is Bartel's second short following SECRET CINEMA and this one directly lead to his hiring of his first feature length film 1972's PRIVATE PARTS. It is easy to see why because like with ...PARTS it emphasizes a lot of kinkiness especially in relation to a non intercourse type of sex. This is surprisingly edgy in your face stuff and for it's time really seemed to push the envelope. Also like with his first feature it is technically well done, but could have been played out more. It's basically just a one joke movie with a twist ending that isn't too bad.
There's also a deeper, darker side to it than just the sex angle. It seems to be a bit of a satire and just how detached people are from their jobs and how even educated professional people can be just as perverse as anyone else. It's bitingly funny to hear them discuss their next sexual adventure while performing on a live patient.
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