favorites are current obsessions
i’ll be the first one to admit— i wasnt the biggest fan of denis villeneuve’s dune. i found the world to be dull and uninspired, the story half-baked, the cinematography bland, the performances lackluster, and the score mindnumbingly vacuous.
so when every single person on social media and their mother said that this was the empire strikes back of our generation (some even went as fas as to put it in the same convos as return of the king), i…
i'd pay to have nic cage appear in my dreams ngl. loved the dystopian feel of the dream-travel tech ad too. very verhoeven/ robocop-esque. exploring the consequences of internet virality in today's society made for some inch resting ideas. found the commentary on cancel culture just a bit tired tho.
im sorry but the blackface scene where the Italian lead character jokingly and deliberately parodies an African tribal dance, covered with black makeup/paint all throughout her body, complete with tribal accessories and clothing, just completely took me out of the movie. it came out of nowhere. not to mention it was immediately followed up with a conversation where a white woman refers to the indigenous people of Kenya as monkeys.
taken into context, i realize those scenes served the purpose…