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Tuesday, 29 March 2016


With I Don't Know Jack, documentary director Chris Leavens shines the spotlight on deceased actor Jack Nance, who's known mostly for parts in David Lynch works, most importantly the iconic lead in Eraserhead.
The film is mostly a series of interviews with former co-workers, friends & family and the homicide detective assigned to Nance's murder case.  We're given a little insight into the actor's past, his troubled alcoholism and the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death.  However, it's mostly just a lot of reminiscing about an eccentric man most people don't even know.  If you don't know who the man is, then this does nothing to spark any sort of interest in his works.  If you're already familiar then there might be the odd funny story but it mostly seems like a lengthy funeral tribute to Nance for those closest to him.

2 almost Graduates out of 5

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