In the Soup
Sondra and I saw this movie while living in Hungary. Since no one else cool that we knew at that time or now saw it here in the States, we can only assume that this is an overlooked gem. Possessing a style similar to that of Jim Jarmusch and Tom DiCillo, and seemingly a predecessor to both DiCillo's Living in Oblivion and Get Shorty, In the Soup follows the adventures of an artistically driven but financially strapped movie director, played by the appropriately regarded Steve Buscemi, and creative funding exploits directed by a two-bit mobster, played by excellent character actor and Cassavettes vet Seymour Cassell. A surprisingly excellent Jennifer Beals - at that time following her post-Flashdance years in the Artistic Witness Protection Program (and who would later resurface demonstrating equally surprising talent a few years later in the overlooked Devil in a Blue Dress) - plays the director's working class muse.