Air (1995) is a small B&W indie slice-of-life film.
|Shay (singer and guitarist
Lauri Crook) is a Memphis blues singer and junkie, living with a
guitarist but unable to relate to him. She strips to pay the bills and
support her habit. She, and all her friends, are trapped in a
depressing life from which there seems to be escape. Her boyfriend is
jealous and she is sick of the men at the strip club.
||We see Crook's breasts in the bathtub,
and fellow stripper Leigh-Anne Potter shows breasts in a hotel room
partying with a club patron. The most enjoyable aspect of this film is
the music, but the utter despair of everyone in the film makes it hard
to "enjoy." There is not much information available on line.
I will give it a C, as a good genre film. Even though the production
aspects are less than perfection, it is gritty and never dull.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C.
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