Criticker.com - Film Recommendations and Community
currently at ...
the Forum Return to MOM Movies of...
the Blog Order Filmmaker List by ...
login | register
0 films ranked
You Explore Interact Resources
Search
Profile All Your Rankings Starred Reviews Your Best TCIs PSIs Kumpels Wishlist
Random Film
Last Chants for a Slow Dance (1977)
Share Post to Facebook
Posted to your Facebook profile
Probable Score
Not Enough Info
Rank It
500 characters left
Summary: A terminal "road-movie," Last Chants single-mindedly follows the path of its central character, Tom Bates, through an unspecified period of time as he talks to a hitch-hiker and then throws him out of his truck, visits his wife and has a fierce argument with her, talks to a man in a breakfast cafe, picks up a woman in a bar and has a one night stand with her... (jon-jost.com)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Directed By: Jon Jost
Written By: Jon Jost
Additional Information & Actions
More information at IMDb
Ratings
Loading Products from Amazon and Ebay
Loading...
Loading...
Show:All Rankings | With Reviews
Order by:TCI | Tier | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
TCI User Score
na Seethruskin
97
T10
na NoSex
100
T10
na biblioklept
98
T10
A film that deconstructs Western myths of individualism and masculnity with its use of long takes of painful, awkward conversations. These conversations are done naturalistically and to great success, saying much during its short runtime. With these aspects, this film is very comapatible with the work of Hong Sang-soo, although Jost's work is much darker, and more familiar to the mainstream cinema goer. A masterpiece. Thoroughly excellent and revealing.
na imdb
72
T8
na onetwothree
80
T10
na fakesenator
96
T10
na Eddie Yang
83
T6
na matty5190
89
T9
na maborosi
80
T9
na snb
65
T6
na mallamp
75
T7
na donquixotic
0
T6
na Haz567
70
T4
na cloak
46
T4
slow moves is a lot better..
na StrifeKnot
80
T8
na Canguro
90
T10
na HVM
40
T1
na paah
100
T10
na drone
70
T7
na Darren
95
T10
na Orion16RUS
75
T7
na jethro
95
T10
na Nepeta
90
T9
An ultra low budget character study that stylistically subverts the realism of its awkward protracted conversations whilst also trying to give us insight in to this fiercely male character and in doing so explore both masculinity and also various things relating to the USA (particularly the media of the USA). At times intimate, sad, painful, disturbing. One very brief but horrid scene near the end lets it down slightly.
na welike
40
T9
na RadioFreeLee
78
T5
na dmk
85
T9
na flowing
64
T6
na chumlum
5
T5
na undinum
100
T10
na eats-almonds
90
T9
na cinema_hell
60
T2
na Barkinson
30
T2
na Neonman
88
T9
Jost uses his low-budget restraints to his advantage, sacrificing technical mastery for a docudrama-esque aesthetic which makes this film all the more engaging (and nostalgic). The long shots allow the audience to take in all the details of the sets, all of which appear very true-to-life and lived-in. The acting isn't the best, but the characters are strongly written, many of the exchanges of dialogue reveal classic road-movie archetypes (but not stereotypes).
na winds
8
T10
na FallFoliage
45
T2
na Cerebrus
70
T7
na snallygaster
83
T10
na Moribunny
73
T8
Kiarostami's Ten meets Fassbinder's Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? in this exceptional movie made for $2000, a naturalistic portrait of a deeply disturbed man. It is constructed out of several segments, long, often single-take scenes, each of which has Tom (played by Jandek lookalike Tom Blair) interacting with a single other person. Interspersed are bits of song, sometimes silence. An engaging early work from a woefully unsung auteur.
na JakeAesthete
71
T8
na jewellrunner
82
T8
na Edson Abas
90
T10
na b4con
85
T8
na Magmadiver
90
T8
na joachimt
60
T4
na maksler
2
T3
Average Tier 7.4 from 45 Rankings rss