2012 in Film: #78 – The King of Marvin Gardens

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2012 in Film: #78

The King of Marvin Gardens (1972) | Directed by Bob Rafelson

Grade: B-

Thoughts: The last film of the BBS era, the film is yet another character study about flawed people and the changes of political, social, and cinematic landscape of the times. It’s fine, but it is also kind overtrodden material. Jack Nicholson gives a fascinating performance as a shock jock, which allows him to give some great monologues in the film. Fine, but not great. (Nothing on Rafelson’s Five Easy Pieces.)

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