“Never Forever” had all the opportunity in the world to fall in line with its romance-novel inclinations, to feed off melodrama and end up a tragic tear-jerker that flails wildly and distills the pain of life into bite-sized bits of mascara-smeared displeasure. Thank heavens writer/director Gina Kim isn’t interested in reducing her feature to a puddle of pandering.
It certainly took the gang at Cinematic Titanic enough time to regroup, but the six-month wait between episodes was worth the unbearable impatience.
Someone, somewhere, had the nutty idea to connect the music from the 1940s to the music of the late 1970s, and explore that combustible relationship to fashion the ultimate disco movie of 1980.
There’s a fine line between nostalgia and whining, and “The Lather Effect” has the most difficult time trying to find its place between the two volumes of execution.
I’ve seen plenty of vanity projects in my day, but not a single one has made me wince quite like John Melendez’s “One, Two, Many.”
I don’t know who asked for it, but the moment has arrived: Val Kilmer is now officially Steven Seagal.