|CAROLINE AT MIDNIGHT (director: Scott McGuinness; screenwriter: Travis Rink; cinematographer: Christian Sebaldt; editor: Lorne Morris; music: Mark Snow; cast: Clayton Rohner (Jack Lynch), Virginia Madsen (Susan Prince), Paul LeMat (Emmet), Stacy Travis (Christine), Zach Galligan (Jerry), Mia Sara (Victoria Dillon), Ben Meyerson (Miguel), Thomas F. Wilson (Officer Keaton), Caroline Barclay (Caroline), Tim Daly (Ray Dillon), Judd Nelson (Gallo); Runtime: 88; MPAA Rating: R; producers: Roger Corman/Mike Elliot; New Horizons; 1994)|
|"The sordid story was
underwhelming, and the acting was
by Dennis Schwartz
lurid neo-noir film. It has a lively jazz, blues and
rock score. But is confusingly directed by the actor
Scott McGuinness ("Last Gasp"). It's
annoyingly told through a series of flashbacks, and
the screenplay by Travis Rink is
The underused Virginia Madsen plays a drug dealer. Paul LeMat plays a cop. Stacy Travis, Zach Galligan and Thomas F. Wilson play detectives.
The sordid story was underwhelming, and the acting was undistinguished. The inept film went straight to video, where it belongs. If you so choose, you can play it at midnight so you can be in synch with the title.
REVIEWED ON 2/1/2015 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
© ALL RIGHTS RESERVED DENNIS SCHWARTZ