Feels like this was Lucas’ intention from the start. Extreme action, over-the-top melodrama, and grand VFX spectacle. Truly is a million-dollar epic space opera. There is craftsmanship in every department here; Lucas stretching his creativity to the very boundaries of what the frame allows. Actors giving true, genuine performances (Hayden Christensen especially is fascinating and layered). Every action sequence is intense and overblown, but never to the film’s detriment, the action is kinetic and fast (wild take incoming: I’d say…
Honestly and genuinely one of the best movies ever made. Not only because of the film’s desire to never revolt against its own corrupt ideals, but its total refusal to bend to the optimist liberal viewer’s will. Far-and-away the most bleak, and terrifying, representation of a brainwashed fascist utopia frighteningly not too far off from our own. Not to mention a landmark in 20th-century digital effects, and various other practical analog magics. Cinema’s greatest pervert at the top of his game.
One out of the multitude of questions asked by Twin Peaks: The Return. An 18-hour long voyage deep into the mind of David Lynch, who to this day remains one of cinema’s most enigmatic figures.
To analyze Twin Peaks feels rather unnecessary given the vastness of the multiverse built over the course of such a short run and the intentional decision to leave handfuls of the story open-ended. It’s deserving of being taken apart, studied, and discussed. But…
Whenever I sit down to view a much anticipated film that has been sitting in my watchlist for a very long time, I always approach with caution. It's easy for someone to get their hopes up only to be disappointed so easily. I've often championed the concept of preconceived notions being a weak (or ridiculous) reason to dislike a film, but, more often than not, that statement is wrong most of the time. In such events where I do find…