Storyville (1992)

Mark Frost directs James Spader, Jason Robards and Joanne Whalley-Kilmer in this erotic courtroom drama where a front runner in a New Orleans political campaign begins unravelling various mysteries he is connected to.

From the other creator of Twin Peaks. This has some lurches into strangeness, kinky sex scenes and way too many subplots. Its at its best whenever violence unpredictably arrives and destroys the genial facade of a fairly rote potboiler. Probably needed another twenty minutes runtime so the impact of the crowded twists can live up to the notably lived-in steamy atmosphere. Has a nicely discordant score from Carter Burwell.

6

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