Review: 'The Primary Instinct'


[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"] Stephen Tobolowsky is one of the most recognizable character actors in the entertainment industry. Most people would know him from memorable roles in Groundhog Day, Memento, Mississippi Burning or Spaceballs. He's appeared on Heroes and Californication, Glee and Deadwood. Many actors have had longer and more illustrious careers, but few have worked as consistently (or with as much passion) as Tobolowsky. But podcast fans will know him from The Tobolowsky Files, a storytelling series where Tobolowsky relays stories from a lifetime of chasing both love and acting roles. He's released 70 episodes, and their wildly unexpected focuses range from "inspiring the song, and eventually the band, Radiohead" to "sharing heartbreaking details on the life and death of his lovable dog, The Pooch."

That storytelling ability is on display in The Primary Instinct, a concert film that captures the famed That Guy on stage for a one-man show in Seattle. It's a unique opportunity to see an actor with so much stage presence (and often so little time to share it) suck in an audience with such soft, sweet intensity.

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