Birth Movies Death
It’s possible The Greasy Strangler isn’t the greatest movie ever made. Who can say? But even if it’s not the greatest, it at least supplied us with a steady stream of bad taste antics that felt sincere and surprising enough to make converts look forward to whatever Jim Hosking did next, especially if Strangler’s notoriety earned him access to acting talent like Aubrey Plaza, Craig Robinson and Jermaine Clement.
But it turns out Hollywood has tamed Hosking. An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn (two words) is certainly weird by relative standards, but by Hosking’s it’s practically a prestige picture.