Say what you will about Inserts, John Byrum’s 1975 film about a director reduced to manufacturing porn in his own living room—Richard Dreyfuss, Jessica Harper and Veronica Cartwright, give it their all and then some. Harper plays a doe-eyed schemer not as innocent as she looks, and Cartwright, as usual, nearly steals the show as an addict who subsidizes her habit with sex. Playing a low-life producer/pimp, Bob Hoskins gives the film a jolt.
About Daniel Kremer
San Francisco filmmaker Daniel Kremer has provided audio commentary tracks for Kino Lorber, Shout! Factory, AGFA, and Scorpion disc releases, and essays for Twilight Time special editions. His acclaimed epic-length film Overwhelm the Sky (2019), adapted from a 1799 American Gothic novel, was screened internationally in classic roadshow format, complete with overture, intermission, and printed souvenir programs. These deluxe screenings received many accolades before Kino Lorber acquired distribution rights. Kremer's book Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films was published through Patrick McGilligan's Screen Classics Series in 2015. He is currently under contract at Oxford University Press for the first book about Joan Micklin Silver. His other films include the independent dramas Raise Your Kids on Seltzer (2015) and Ezer Kenegdo (2017). He enjoys doing commentary tracks with fellow TFH guru Allan Arkush.