FOUR ROOMS (18)
D: Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriquez & Quentin Tarantino
Miramax (Lawrence Bender)
USA 🇺🇸 1995
W: Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino
DP: Rodrigo Garcia, Guillermo Navarro, Phil Parmet & Andrzej Sekula
Ed: Margie Goodspeed, Elena Maganani, Robert Rodriguez & Sally Menke
Tim Roth (Ted the Bellhop), Antonio Banderas (The Husband), Jennifer Beals (Angela), Sammi Davis (Jezebel), Amanda de Cadenet (Diana), Valeria Golino (Athena), Kathy Griffin (Betty), Madonna (Elspeth), David Proval (Siegfried), Ione Skye (Eva), Quentin Tarantino (Chester Rush), Marisa Tomei (Margaret)
An anthology of stories from a quartet of directors, each seeing Tim Roth as a hotel Bellboy meeting an array of bizarre characters during the night shift. The first three stories ("The Missing Ingredient", "The Wrong Man" & "The Misbehavers") are pretty silly, including a coven of lesbian witches (led by Madonna) & a sado-masochistic couple involving the poor bellhop in their strange sexual games. It's only Tarantino's final segment ("The Man From Hollywood") which makes it worth watching, recreating a scene from a Hitchcock television story, with a hilarious final five minutes which had me bursting into laughter as the end credits rolled.
It's a unique project which blends different styles of filmmaking and script-writing, but the humour clashes in-between each segment and makes the finished product a bit of a mess.