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Four Rooms ★★ 1995 (R)

Four stories by four hot indie filmers set in the same L.A. hotel on New Year's Eve are tied together by bellboy Roth, stumbling around in a Jerry/Carrey-like stupor. Leading off is Anders's roomful of witches trying to resurrect spirit of ‘50s stripper De-Cadenet. After this disappointing start is Rockwell's bland look at infidelity, with wife Beals tied and gagged by her husband (Proval) over an alleged fling with Roth. Bandaras heads the best seg as a mobster who leaves his demonic children in Roth's hands. Tarantino is the anchor man with his take on Hitchcock, dealing with a macabre bet involving the removal of body parts. Altogether disjointed and uninspired. 98m/C VHS, DVD . Tim Roth, Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Beals, Paul Calderon, Sammi Davis, Valeria Golino, Madonna, Ione Skye, Marisa Tomei, Tamlyn Tomita, Bruce Willis, David Proval, Lili Taylor, Alicia Witt, Amanda DeCadenet, Danny Verduzco, Lana McKissack, Quentin Tarantino; Cameos: Salma Hayek; D: Quentin Tarantino, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Allison Anders; W: Quentin Tarantino, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Allison Anders; C: Phil Parmet, Guillermo Navarro, Andrzej Sekula, Rodrigo Garcia; M: Combustible Edison, Esquivel. Golden Raspberries ‘95: Worst Support. Actress (Madonna).

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