A few words about Public Access, a 1993 film that is now getting a limited theatrical release. Produced by the team that brought us The Usual Suspects, Public Access is a "first work" that is only now being distributed to ride on the 1995 film's coattails. Upon watching Public Access, it's pretty clear why this film never went anywhere at the time it was made, even though it won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.
Public Access is a perplexing little movie about an insidious drifter named Whiley (Ron Marquette) who stirs up controversy by starting his own public cable access show in the small town of Brewster. He asks one question of his viewers, "What's wrong with Brewster?" And slowly, it becomes clear that there's an awful lot wrong, culminating in several murders.
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