THE MODERNS REVIEWED
“The Moderns” is textbook definition Rudolph. Alan Rudolph is a director whose work at best is something that I can tolerate. I enjoyed parts of “Roadie” and “Songwriter”, but I never had any desire to revisit the movies. Then, there was the dialogue heavy movies like “The Moderns”. It’s not a film so much as an exercise in creating a stage play that never goes anywhere. 1920s expatriates had flamboyant jobs and sexual attitudes? Oh! I wasn’t aware of anything related to that movement.
Normally, this is where I’d make a quip about keep it friendly to young viewers. But, no one under the age of 30 is ever going to seek this movie out. This is a slow burner that becomes a guilty unseen film on older fans’ lists. Then, they watch two hours of nothing happening. This is a shame, as John Lone and Kevin J. O’ Connor deliver insanely good performances. John Lone was fresh off The Last Emperor and this flick feels like it kinda cut him off at the knees.
But, hindsight is 20/20. This is one of those movies that I can’t wait to hear 80s All Over tackle.
- New Interviews
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track