The Blackout
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Cult figure Abel Ferrara directed this typically edgy look at an actor whose abuse of alcohol and drugs takes an unexpected toll. Matty (Matthew Modine) is an actor whose career is on the fast track; however, he's not able to handle the pressures of life in Hollywood, so he heads to Miami to recharge his emotional batteries. Given Miami's night life, this might not have been the wisest choice he could have made, as he's soon sunk deep in a sea of drink and drugs. Matty asks his girlfriend Annie (Beatrice Dalle) to marry him, but she turns him down, as she's still bitter about… More
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"Dizzying visual style can't conceal the shallow, self-indulgent nature of Ferrara's sleazy erotic thriller, one of his worst pictures with a terrible performance by a miscast Matthew Modine at its center"
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"The presentation and the acting make you stop caring."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Ferrara ... proves incapable of making distinctions between his inspired and indulgent impulses."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"With vacuous dialogue and little sense of character or direction, it oozes from one amateurishly conceived scene to the next."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
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