The Worst

The Worst

Why Watch? Walking off the metro in a daze, Ryan (Britt Lower) leaves her bag with her cell in it and adds the cherry to a shit sundae of a night. Fortunately, an off-duty MTA worker named Nick (the excellent Dean Winters) is there with a solution that will only cost her $200, and they’re off to get her stuff back. This short shines on all levels. Writer/director Larry Cohen manages to fit rounded characters into a high concept flick that’s shot with precision and delivers a comedic bit of action (complete with buddy cop-style banter) alongside sugar-coated drama. It’s an excellent snapshot of a low point that any of us could find ourselves in brought to life by smart filmmaking and strong, dynamic performances.


To Misters Matt Drake and Michael Bacall, I attended a screening of Project X this past week, a film for whose script you two are inescapably responsible, and wanted to congratulate you on crafting one of the single most vile, reprehensible, and culturally detrimental films in recent memory. And I’ve seen Good Burger, twice. Every critic worth his salt, or even his Splenda, knows that when you write a negative review, even one for a movie as heinous as your recent blight on multiplexes around the country, vitriol must be confined to the events unfolding on the screen. In other words, it’s been well-established that personal attacks against a filmmaker are the antithesis of proper criticism. Therefore, despite the fact that, given the events on the screen, your tenuous grasp on propriety and overall morality is reminiscent of that dastardly Manson family, I shall nevertheless do my very best to restrain myself and tear down your festering dung heap of a film based on its own absent virtues.

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