Mike Wilkins

Mike Wilkins

Mike Wilkins Quick Links

Film RSS

The Independent Review


Very Good
Mockumentary about the movie business? Okay, not original in any sense of the word, but putting Janeane Garofalo in a suit and spray-on tan is simply inspired.

The Independent is Jerry Stiller's show, starring him as Morty Fineman, a Roger Corman/Andy Sidaris-style filmmaker who makes lovingly crafted low-budget, borderline-exploitation films that the world largely dismisses as junk. The film follows Morty and daughter Paloma (Garofalo) as they try to revive Morty's sagging career and reflect on decades of schlocky work like Brothers Divided (about Siamese twins in Vietnam) and Foxy Chocolate Robot (about a foxy chocolate robot). The film uses present-day footage intercut with scenes ostensibly from Morty's body of work, all appropriate in graininess, streaks, and rotten acting quality. Real-world directors like Roger Corman and Ron Howard appear to offer commentary on Morty's oeuvre, all of whom declare him an underrated genius.

Continue reading: The Independent Review

Mike Wilkins

Mike Wilkins Quick Links

Film RSS
Advertisement

Occupation

Filmmaker


Suggested

Eric Clapton: The Era Of The Guitar Could Be Over

Eric Clapton: The Era Of The Guitar Could Be Over

Rock legend Eric Clapton has admitted the era of the guitar may be ''over''.

J.J. Abrams To Direct And Co-Write 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

J.J. Abrams To Direct And Co-Write 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

Following his success with 'The Force Awakens', the director will close out the trilogy.

Advertisement
Rami Malek Is The Spitting Image Of Freddie Mercury In Biopic's First Look

Rami Malek Is The Spitting Image Of Freddie Mercury In Biopic's First Look

The actor plays the Queen frontman in the forthcoming movie 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

Advertisement

Mike Wilkins Movies

The Independent Movie Review

The Independent Movie Review

Mockumentary about the movie business? Okay, not original in any sense of the word, but...

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.