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Hard-drinking Henry Chinaski stumbles through LA, getting serially fired from menial job after menial job. That's the way he wants it, however, so nothing gets in the way of his real vocation as a writer - even though he has yet to be published. Although feckless, he is charming, funny and strangely attractive, and despite the grim subject matter, director Bent Hamer's drama works as a quirky comedy. Its hero has magnetism to spare, even in his perma-sozzled state.
Complex but hugely original and very funny comedy that takes apart the way Hollywood movies are normally constructed.
14+ years 114 mins
Critically-acclaimed black comedy that sees a New York playwright in the 1930s lured to Hollywood by promises of money and fame.
14+ years 112 mins
Documentary about legendary jazz musician Chet Baker, hailed as a genius in the 1950s but whose life descended into drugs and alcoholism.
16+ years 119 mins
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