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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 2012
No idea how to rate this. Went into it thinking it was a parody, only to discover that it is based on a novel and takes itself quite seriously. All to the movie's benefit though - it's fucking insane. The scene where 3,000 horses stampede out of a tiny barn had me rolling. Cinematic marvel. Watched with Jade during our vacation to the Bahamas last month. Such a weird setting to see a weird movie, but also, nothing in this made any sense, so.
It only makes sense for a show that starts off about a trivial event, is somewhat trivial in nature itself. The whole viewing experience revolves around coincidence, happenstance, and misunderstandings. It was very intentionally messy and chaotic, but that doesn't mean the structure or pacing or content had to work for me.
However, the show's positives outweigh the grievances I have, mainly in the lead performance of Steven Yeun, who again, demonstrates his incredible range. From Burning, to this, is…
BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths 2022
North American Premiere for Bardo. AGI introduced the film and described it in comparison to his other works as a snorkel, viewing from above, where there is still light, greys, and beauty, rather than a deep dive into the depths of the dark ocean.
To my surprise, this movie has been met with some mixed reviews. I thought for sure, after a 7 year hiatus, and after seeing this staggeringly beautiful and honest portrait of a man, it would be…
First, let me clarify. I did not waste my time rewatching this selfish, pretentious, sad excuse for a movie to log this tonight. Just going off the experience I had a few years ago, plus some added context to inform this write up.
"Oh then why waste time writing a bad review for it then??" For one, I just have a lot of pent up emotion towards it and I'd like to get some of that off my chest. And…