Michael Rodrick

Michael Rodrick

Michael Rodrick Quick Links

Film RSS

Nowhere Man Review


OK
"Nowhere Man" is one of those titles you put on your movie when you've got a story about one guy's personal ennui and no other good ideas about what to call it. Hey, I'm all for ripping off a Beatle's song title for the sake of indie film, but it's always recommended that you be able to back that up with a story that would have done Lennon proud.

Tim McCann's incarnation of Nowhere Man isn't the worst indie that's come across my desk, but it's far from great cinema. The story is pretty simple: Conrad (Michael Rodrick) discovers his fiancee was once in a porn film, and immediately (and quite sensibly, really) he calls off the wedding. Girlfriend Jennifer (scream queen and Troma regular Debbie Rochon) reacts badly, snipping off his penis with a pair of scissors. She then goes on the run, oddly choosing to shack up with her former porn co-star Big Daddy (Frank Oliver, a real porn star). Outfitted with a plastic tube where his unit used to be, Conrad tries to find Jennifer and retrieve his severed member, which he hopes is still in good enough shape to be reattached. The story is told by jumping back and forth between two time periods, each separated by about a day: Before the incident and after it.

Continue reading: Nowhere Man Review

Revolution #9 Review


Very Good
Tim McCann's Revolution #9 is a muted freak-out, an exploration of the kind of slipping-down life from which it's impossible avert your gaze.

Michael Risley plays Jackson, a seemingly normal man who out of the blue becomes convinced he is being beseiged by secret messages in e-mail spam and a TV perfume ad. After confronting the nephew of his girlfriend (Adrienne Shelly) as being in on the conspiracy, Jackson's world becomes more and more bizarre, even hunting down the photographer (Spalding Gray, in a small but fun role) who shot the perfume commercial.

Continue reading: Revolution #9 Review

Michael Rodrick

Michael Rodrick Quick Links

Film RSS
Advertisement

Occupation

Actor


Suggested

Linkin Park Back In Charts After Chester Death

Linkin Park Back In Charts After Chester Death

Linkin Park have returned to America's Billboard Chart following the tragic suicide of their frontman Chester Bennington last week.

U2 Fan Stands Out In Crowd Post

U2 Fan Stands Out In Crowd Post

U2 took to Twitter to share a picture of 80,000 fans at their Dublin gig, but their photograph has hit headlines for the wrong reasons after a guy in...

Advertisement
Ben Affleck Reaffirms His Love For Batman

Ben Affleck Reaffirms His Love For Batman

The actor spoke following his time on stage at San Diego Comic Con 2017.

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dead At Age 41 In Suspected Suicide

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dead At Age 41 In Suspected Suicide

The singer was discovered dead on Thursday morning.

Selfridges Unveil New Beatles Merch For 'Sgt. Pepper' 50th Anniversary

Selfridges Unveil New Beatles Merch For 'Sgt. Pepper' 50th Anniversary

Get hold of one of these t-shirts exclusively in UK stores.

Advertisement

Michael Rodrick Movies

Nowhere Man Movie Review

Nowhere Man Movie Review

"Nowhere Man" is one of those titles you put on your movie when you've got...

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.