Night on Earth

Night on Earth. It’s a mixed bag. A set of five short films, like Paris, je t’aime. None of the stories connect or tie in with each other in the Syriana/Babel/Magnolia/Pulp Fiction/Crash/Love Actually kind of way, besides the fact that they revolve around taxis. They all stand on their own. The Los Angeles and New York stories are the best. Paris was also very good. Rome and Helsinki rely too much on the storytelling of the drivers rather than the passenger-driver relationship of the first three stories. Though I wonder if there’s some cultural or filmic references that I’m missing that would have made those more enjoyable.