Evelyn

22 / trans / socialist / the fighting soy girl / personal canon here: boxd.it/gaBiw

Favorite films

  • Hero
  • Tenebre
  • Julien Donkey-Boy
  • The Tree of Life

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  • Blow-Up

    ★★

  • Elvis

    ★★★

  • Singin' in the Rain

    ★★★★

  • Ambulance

    ★★★★

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  • Blow-Up

    Blow-Up

    ★★

    De Palma, and hell, even Michael Powell outsold in terms of "using the mechanics of cinema to explore voyeurism". David Hemmings adds some brief moments of comedic physicality, and there certainly are inspired moments of dreaminess. Just fucking boring, though.

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★

    "This could all be over in a flash"
    ...and it was.

    Shuffles between so many dizzyingly disparate ideas: a reverse-psychological hageograph, a holistic canvas of two decades of Americana, a bohemian spectacle, before ultimately settling on a convenient and comfortable retelling of Faust from Tom Parker's point of view, painting the image of capital as him, an amorphous identity (a mix between a court jester and vaguely antisemitic signifiers), and Presley as the vanguard towards autonomy, sexuality, liberation, etc. Not…

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  • Ambulance

    Ambulance

    ★★★★

    Brutal fucking architecture. Real cowboy shit. The humanist yin to Pain and Gain's noxiously nihilistic yang. Bay finally returned to lower orbit to make a movie and god damn does it show.

  • Speed Racer

    Speed Racer

    ★★★★★

    An excerpt from an interview conducted with the Wachowskis, regarding the intense stylizations of the film:

    "The whole impetus for Speed Racer came out of the fact that we are visually oriented people. We go [in]to the Art Institute and every room there [has] paintings which look completely and utterly different from the other rooms. But in cinema, everything looks the same...and it's a really aggressive straightjacket. We started talking about cubism, for instance and how we could make a…