A QUESTION: OK, so, I'm trying to remove all my old star ratings, because I don't wanna use them any more (I was starting to overthink them and it was getting distracting), but for some reason even after removing them from the film pages directly, they still show up in my diary entries (above the reviews themselves). Furthermore, it won't let me edit the reviews to remove them (I can change the ratings, but it won't let me remove them entirely). How do I do this? Or, better yet, can I get it done automatically somehow? Pinning this because I really want an answer.
As much as there is to discuss in this stunning work of experimental brilliance, this beautiful show of light and sound, stripping cinema down to its bare essentials (much like Guy Debord's film Hurlements en Faveur de Sade, only Debord to did it to mock cinema, while Snow does it to celebrate it), as much as there is in all that, I only had two main observations on this first watch.
1. Actually a bit MORE narrative than I expected.
2. Shouldn't have watched this with headphones!
Yeah, I loved it!
While it isn't a perfect analogy (for one, they actually catch a guilty man), there's certainly something very relevant specifically now in this film made in a time of rising Fascism about people being whipped up into a frenzy of vigilante justice over crimes against children. Also, yeah, great use of sound and remarkable editing for an early sound film while still keeping the best parts of silent cinema (especially the use of shadows). Pacing is a bit slow but hey ho. Watched as assistant in a film class.
Cocaine Bear is the type of movie I imagine Troma would start producing if the company were purchased by the Russo Bros. It is twinned with Snakes on a Plane, or perhaps Sharknado. Trying to aim for that trash movie aesthetic on purpose, but with the incredibly off-puttingly smug attitude that, since it IS doing it on purpose, it is better than all those movies that do it by mistake. There's a distinctly sneering voice behind this movie's cocky self-aware…