Altman's homage to gangster pics of yore works better as a statement on race relations, but Jennifer Jason Leigh is so unrelentingly hammy that you want to reach into the screen and slap her. Minor Altman, but it's way better than Coppola's similar-themed Cotton Club.
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Altman's homage to gangster pics of yore works better as a statement on race relations, but Jennifer Jason Leigh is so unrelentingly hammy that you want to reach into the screen and slap her. Minor Altman, but it's way better than Coppola's similar-themed Cotton Club.

The first issue of Script magazine that I ever picked up featured an article about Kansas City as a decentralized kind of storytelling. Not so much a central character, and not so much a central plot, at least on the surface. And I'm too written out from the Casablanca post to write anything else about it right now.