Miami Blues

Miami Blues (1990)

Miami Blues first published by Little White Lies, as entry 170 in my Cinema Psychotronicum column “My problem is that I can have everything and anything that I want, but I don’t know what I want.” The speaker is Frederick J. Frenger Jr. (Alec Baldwin), one of the three main characters in George Armitage’s Miami…

Lymelife

Lymelife (2008)

Lymelife first published by Sight & Sound, July 2010 Review: “This feels like a perpetual acid trip.” It is the late 1970s, and dazed, hopeless Charlie Bragg (Timothy Hutton) is trying to describe the bewildering effects of Lyme disease to his 15-year-old neighbour Scott Bartlett (Rory Culkin). Scott has never ingested LSD (although he will…