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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Hide the Razor Blades

Here's a movie that is thought-provoking and expertly executed, with top-notch performances. However, it is so depressing, such a downer of hopelessness, that I cannot recommend it. "Edmond," directed by Stuart Gordon and adapted from a David Mamet play, stars William H. Macy in a flawless performance as an everyman who's mad as hell and isn't going to take it anymore. This film is like Martin Scorsese's "After Hours" but with a barrel of a gun jammed down your throat. If you see this movie and you're in a good mood, this film will deflate you. If you're in a depressed mood, hide the razor blades.