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John Landis United States, 1985

SeventiesSinema's rating of the film Into the Night

A catatonic Goldblum erases his personality and is as interesting to watch as someone in a coma. Starts as an absurdist comedy but by the end jokes are AWOL. Does Landis believe he's making a suspense mystery? Farnsworth delivers a long explanatory speech near the end, indulging the writer's deluded belief that we care about plot machinations in light entertainments. The Big Sleep (1946) already proved we don't.