Paul Schrader is more interested in Gere, his character, and the world around him than the murder mystery plot. I blame Bruckheimer for the latter.
The On Cinema universe is a lot of things, including a gigantic multi-year multimedia commitment. It’s also quietly one of the best satires of conservatism in both the pre-Trump era as well as the entirety of the last four years.
Decker was created in 2014 and Tim Heidecker has acknowledged the character is based on Trump himself (pre-presidential run). This may also be why Decker/On Cinema is one of the only funny Trump satires. The brain-rot dead ending of conservatism…
OK can anybody who worked in a movie theater please tell me how people saw the poster for this movie in their local multiplex thinking it was a Julia Roberts romantic comedy and ended up seeing a venomous movie filled with terrible people that includes a scene where Clive Owens types “Sit on my face fuckboy” in a sex IM room. How many walkouts were there? Who asked for refunds? I need to know everything.
If we’re talking about the best Roberts performance, this is right up there with Erin Brockovich. I still have no fucking idea how I feel about this movie.