What Is It? is a bewildering, unnerving, surreal, blackly comic film from the visionary mind of Crispin Glover that tells the inner and outer struggles of a young man facing villains and demons on multiple planes.
Reclusive Rubin Farr teams up with vocal but unsuccessful multi-level salesman Ed Tuttle on a quest to bury Rubin's dead cat in the "perfect spot." Their trip takes them across Utah's ... See full summary »
The film takes place in a seemingly abandoned house where a group of people engage in wordless acts of passion. It covers a period from evening to morning, and the sexual couplings among ... See full summary »
Andrew Repasky McElhinney
Melissa Elizabeth Forgione,
Kevin Mitchell Martin
This parody series is an unearthed 80s horror/drama, complete with poor production values, awful dialogue and hilarious violence. The series is set in a Hospital in Romford, which is situated over the gates of Hell.
Petey Wheatstraw (Rudy Ray Moore) is a candidate to become the devil's son-in-law. The storyline is a scaffolding on which Rudy Ray Moore's standup humor can be unfolded. Beginning life as ... See full summary »
Every location except for the nursing home was a set constructed for the film. Coincidentally this was the same nursing home that star Steven C. Stewart had lived in for the majority of his life. See more »
I saw 'It is Fine! Everything is Fine' in February 2011 at one of Crispin Glover's live shows, which consisted of a frankly baffling slide show, a book signing and a post-film Q&A. As a massive fan of 'Back to the Future' and Crispin's performance in it I couldn't pass up the chance to meet the man himself and that part of the evening, as well as the fascinating Q&A, was great. He's an engaging and likable speaker, and I found his passion for his films, and his dedication to self-funding and touring with them to be inspiring.
The film itself, though... It's a tough one. It's difficult to separate the movie from the screening; I'd probably be a lot harder on it if I'd seen it at home without the surrounding experience. Technically it's rather crude, very repetitive, and the performances are terrible. Several people walked out of the screening and a drunk heckler was made to leave; I can see where they're coming from, but it's an interesting film in some ways, presenting a very personal, dark and twisted view of cerebral palsy, and staging it on empty, elongated sets that give the movie a woozy, dreamlike quality.
It's hard. It's a bad film that I kind of admired.
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