By Mike Flaherty
June 22, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Blackout

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Dennis Hopper’s character, a sleazy (shocker!) director of verite sexual shenanigans among Miami Beach’s demimonde, proclaims to anyone who’ll listen, ”Video is the future!” and you’ve got to wonder if he was just ad-libbing about Blackout‘s box office prospects. In what was clearly intended as a stylish suspense yarn, Matthew Modine plays an alcoholic, coked-up movie star whose bad habits cost him his fiancee (Beatrice Dalle) and, briefly, his sanity. During that particularly unhinged moment, he sabotages any hope of recovery or redemption. Remember Abel Ferrara’s similarly pained 1992 portrait of dissolution, Bad Lieutenant? Well, call this one Bad Actor.

The Blackout

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