TREMORS
1990, Universal, 96 min, USA, Dir: Ron Underwood

When handymen Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward head out into the desert in search of work, they find something else instead: giant underground creatures that turn out to be man-eating worms. This wildly inventive homage to 1950s creature films is scary and hilarious in equal measures, with terrific special effects and surprisingly sharp dialogue. With Michael Gross and Reba McEntire.


SHORT CUTS
1993, Warner Bros., 187 min, USA, Dir: Robert Altman

Working from short stories by Raymond Carver, director Robert Altman creates a funny, tragic and wholly original portrait of Southern Californians whose lives intersect in surprising ways. The cast is one of Altman's best: Matthew Modine, Julianne Moore, Buck Henry, Lily Tomlin, Tom Waits, Andie MacDowell, Jack Lemmon, Lili Taylor and Robert Downey Jr. are just a few of the stars in this masterpiece.


LUCK, TRUST & KETCHUP: ROBERT ALTMAN IN CARVER COUNTRY
1993, 90 min, USA, Dir: John Dorr, Mike Kaplan

This remarkable documentary of Robert Altman and the cast and crew of SHORT CUTS on location in Southern California offers a fascinating look at Altman's process and a tapestry of perspectives from the various actors in his ensemble.


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