Cinemania
2003
There are film buffs, and then there are film buffs. The five New York movie fanatics chronicled in Angela Christlieb and Stephen Kijak's amusing documentary are so committed to their viewing pleasure that they'll let nothing get in their way. Putting aside relationships, jobs and family -- and even forgoing bathroom breaks -- Jack, Eric, Harvey, Bill and Roberta live for the films they watch daily ... and oh, what lives they lead!

Scott Hardie: “It was ok.”

This film is advertised as a quirky comedy about five eccentrics, but I rented it as a cautionary tale about my own overindulgence in movies. It turned out to be neither; instead it was a somewhat boring tale of five people who were interesting for perhaps a few minutes only. If they watched movies all day to escape from their own lives, then why would we want to watch their lives for eighty minutes? There are few insights into the life of a hard-core cinemaphile, but many insights into cinema from the educated perspective of one, and some priceless lines.

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