A television actor drinks too much and gets blackballed from the industry, and then he decides to break back in by directing his own movie. Eventually, he gets sober, and then falls off the... See full summary »
Jamie Anne Allman,
A 1980s one-hit wonder band named "The Suburbans" reform for a special performance at one of the ex-member's wedding. At the wedding, a young record company talent scout happens to be in ... See full summary »
Donal Lardner Ward
Donal Lardner Ward,
The world's greatest detective Daryl Zero aided by his associate Steve Arlo investigates a complex and mysterious case of blackmail and missing keys for shady tycoon Gregory Stark who is less than forthcoming about what is really happening!
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Sarah Jessica Parker,
Documentary look at Morty Fineman, a prolific maker of schlock independent films, who's down on his luck. Actors, directors, and writers, including Ron Howard and Karen Black, comment on his work, we see clips from some of his 427 titles, and we watch Morty try to get financing for a film about a serial killer. He hires his daughter, Paloma, as his business manager. His A.D., the long-suffering Ivan, stays by his side. Morty owes the bank $10 million from his one blockbuster failure. Can he find the financing, or is it time for Morty to retire. Meanwhile, Ivan hooks Morty up with a new film festival, in Chaparral, Nevada. Is this the ticket to renewal?Written by
I think Morty is a visionary.
I think Morty was and is an artist.
He's an innovator.
Very persistent. And you have to love him for that.
Morty would try things, and then 2 years later someone would copy it and win an Oscar for it.
This is the only man that I've ever worked with that I feel I can't take.
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The titles of all 427 of Morty Fineman's films are shown along with the end credits. See more »
Trust me, this is a film review. Let me set the scene.
It's my wedding day, and I'm a few thousand miles away from home in a classy hotel, up bright and early and pacing the room on my wedding day. To pass the time I watch some cable. I start watching a film I later discover to be called 'The Independent'.
Is transfixed to big a word? The film is captivating, and the car-crash cliche is not far off the mark, but trust me, the only reason I didn't watch the final 20-or-so minutes is that I was supposed to be at some darn altar or other to marry some chick.
Well, I made it to the wedding and sacrificed the film ending. On balance it was probably the right choice, but it was a close call.
THAT is how good this film is.
n.b. I still need to see the last 20 minutes and the credits that are so highly praised. Knowing my luck it'll be re-shown on the day our first kid chooses to be born.
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