Back Against the Wall
Back Against the Wall (2000)

Midwest experimental filmmaker James Fotopoulos employs his grim cinematic style for Back Against the Wall. Levey (Martin Shannon) lives in a harshly lit apartment decorated with mostly cardboard boxes. Waiting for his girlfriend June… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2000
DVD Release Date: February 11, 2003
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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Although made on a shoestring and unevenly acted, conjures a Lynch-like vision of the rotting underbelly of Middle America.

Jeremiah Kipp
Film Festival Today

A masterpiece of urban dread, relationships, and identity crisis.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

If ... you're the adventurous sort, check it out.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An odd drama set in the world of lingerie models and bar dancers in the Midwest that held my interest precisely because it didn't try to.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

The strongest Fotopoulos I've seen.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

This is an undeniably intriguing film from an adventurous young talent who finds his inspiration on the fringes of the American underground.

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