Henry Czerny's riveting performance as a lonely and misanthropic civil servant propels NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND, an impressive modern-day adaptation of Dostoevsky's novella about the confessions of a self-described "sick and spiteful" man.
In his cramped and dingy basement apartment, The Underground Man (Henry Czerny) sets up a video camera and, in an attempt to free himself of unpleasant memories, records a series of monologues in which he recalls past incidents when he did "ugly things." He is shown working as a low-level clerk at
the city's Building Dept., where he takes pleasure in tormenting architects and contractors who need his approval for their plans. He...