Cinema: Black Milk

UNION CITY Directed and Written by Mark Reichert

Harlan (Dennis Lipscomb) thinks he's Bogie: swatting his cigarette lighter open, swigging Seagram's from a pint bottle, talking tough to the little lady. He's not. He's a middle-aged shlemiel of an accountant—a surly, sulky Bob Newhart—with a restless young wife and a fatal case of paranoia. Lillian (Deborah Harry) thinks she's Betty Bacall: purple nightgowns, lots of makeup and suggestive patter, gentleman friend on the side. She's not. She's a housewife who cannot keep house, and whose only escape from her drab apartment is a weekly...

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