Thursday, February 17, 2011

Now & Later

Film Review by Kam Williams

Headline: Politics Make Strange Bedfellows in Sexplicit Agitprop Adventure

Bill (James Wortham) was making a decent enough salary crippling Third World economies as an international banker to be able to afford a great house in L.A. But when greed got the better of him, he ended up accused of embezzlement.
He subsequently became so despondent and suicidal about the prospect of spending eight years behind bars that, rather than face the music, he decided to jump bail without even telling his wife (Marcellina Walker). As a fugitive from justice with little more than the clothes on his back, he sought to keep under the radar by fleeing to the barrio, a place where no one would think of looking for him.
There, on the proverbial other side of the tracks, he hatches a plan to escape to Honduras. But while awaiting the arrival of his getaway driver (Luis Fernandez-Gil), he’s directed to hide out at the apartment of Angela (Shari Solanis), a gorgeous nurse from Nicaragua.
The socially-conscious illegal immigrant has bones to pick with Bill about the role he might have played in the oppression of poor folks in Latin America. Still, as an advocate of free love, she’s also more than willing to overlook his previous profession, and proceeds to seduce him on the spot.
With nothing left to lose, Bill is happy to indulge, and the two shed their clothes and start cavorting with abandon, like a couple of dogs in heat. Not content with just conventional sex, adventurous Angela ups the ante by asking him to indulge her more kinky fantasies. When he hesitates, she goads him by saying, “You Americans are such a bunch of frustrated hypocrites.”
It’s difficult to discern whether the jaw-dropping Now & Later is designed as politically-progressive agit-propaganda or merely as a thinly-veiled pretext for soft-porn, since it serves up generous helpings of fare which borders on both. Regardless, it’s compelling enough to keep your eyes glued to the screen for the duration, given the unbridled passion of a mismatched pair you’d never expect to see in the same zip code, let alone sharing a bed.
To top it all off, the plot thickens when Angela’s bisexual boyfriend, Diego (Adrian Quinonez), arrives home from the road unexpectedly. Will tension or a triangle flow from this combustible scenario? It’s anybody’s guess, given this unlikely trio.
The most sexplicit romp you’ll encounter in theaters this year, guaranteed.

Very Good (3 stars)
Running time: 99 Minutes
Distributor: Cinema Libre Studio

1 comment:

Cinematog said...

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Love your website!

We just released a feature documentary that is being distributed on dvd by Indiepixfilms on the life of David Klein-the forgotten founder of Jelly Belly jelly beans...Its an amazing true story that has to be seen to be believed...It is the Social Network with candy...we were just written up in USA Today...we'd love for you to review the film...This film really is truly inspirational for anyone who has had major ups and downs in life. It is directed by Costa Botes(Forgotten Silver). Candyman is also playing on the Doc Channel. communities/popcandy/post/ 2011/02/candyman-spills-the- beans-on-an-inventors-life/1
Candyman the David Klein Story is directed by Costa Botes(Forgotten Silver) and exec produced by Eddie Schmidt(This film is not yet rated)

website and trailer is at

Bert Klein
Candyman:The David Klein Story