Jan. 30, 2001, 11:47 a.m. CST
I saw a cut of 3AM a few months ago and couldn't agree more with Moriarty. Painfully directionless and indulgent. Made by someone with connections who's more interested in being a director than in making films. They should start giving the money to some passionate high schooler instead of Spike Lee's distant relatives. And boy, I'm rooting for Michelle Rodriguez but here, without the benefit of a director who knows what they're doing, she seemed completely lost, unable to take care of her own performance. And I'm a New Yorker. I love New York. And 3AM's New York was so full of shit it made NYPD Blue's Hollywood sets look like Serpico. A must to avoid. Can't wait for Waking Life, though. Before Sunrise is a seminal film for me.