Buffalo '66 (1998)
Directed with a hint of flair and vision by eccentric artist/musician/filmmaker/actor Vincent Gallo, whose partly autobiographical story is self-absorbed and moody, but ultimately rewarding and somewhat poignant. It works best as an offbeat love story, and in that respect, the film is thrust forward by Christina Ricci's brilliant performance. The film has its edge through a handful of quirky moments - bordering on comedy. The dialogue is often flat and dull, but there are some inspiring segments - such as Ben Gazzara's singing act or Billy and Layla's stay at the motel. However, the biggest problem with Buffalo '66 is that for the most of its running time, the film is so preoccupied with being dense and dark, that it seems to forget that there's actually someone watching. If you remove his dysfunctionality, Billy Brown would be the dullest man alive - a title the ending signals he might just soon get.