Rip Torn gives one of the great screen performances as a psychiatrist secretly filming his own mental breakdown in Milton Moses Ginsberg’s classic exploration of dark eroticism and self-referential cinematic form.
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A powerful, sexually-charged character drama that takes what could have been an annoying cinematic gimmick and makes it work for a probingly voyeuristic intensity. Raw, naturalistic performances from an excellent cast. An extraordinary film.
There's a bit of a joke in 'Rip Torn - Coming Apart'. It's got death-defying performances. It could easily be updated to 2016. It has a lot of the same attitudes, and shares some of the themes in sex, lies and videotape. This is a hidden gem.