Height: 172 cm
Weight: 73 kg
Blood type: B
Star sign: Capricorn
Chinese zodiac sign: Sheep/Goat/Ram
Myers-Briggs type: ISTJ
That was odd. What was the point of that story?
It reminded me of a really long episode of that old '70s TV show, Love, American Style. Except it's not funny. And there's no canned laughter. And the same character stars in every vignette. And instead of being cute and light, all the romantic relationships are obsessive and abusive and end tragically. And the vignettes aren't separated by random fireworks shooting out all over the place.
It's a hell of a first movie role for Jessica Chastain though. That character gets put through the wringer!
The Burning has a great '80s slasher movie aesthetic. The Tom Savini gore effects are first-rate. Written and produced by Harvey Weinstein, it is interesting to note how all the women characters keep having to fend off these unwanted advances from the lecherous males throughout the film. I do have a problem with the pacing. It drags a lot in Act II. It made me really appreciate the manic energy of the early Friday the 13th movies more. Also, it needed more Holly Hunter.
This is one of the few movies I've seen in the theater where I went in totally blind. It blew me through the roof (almost literally). As far as "one crazy night" movies go, this one features a night a great deal crazier than usually depicted. Along the way, it also manages to be a sweet romance, an apocalyptic suspense thriller, and a great travelogue for Los Angeles's Fairfax District. Adding to the haunting atmosphere is the ethereal electronic score of Tangerine Dream. Man, I miss '80s movies!
It's a pretty flimsy excuse for a story. It's mostly a '60s throwback travelogue to vintage Las Vegas where nothing much happens, Elvis occasionally breaks out into song, Ann-Margret sets every scene on fire that she appears in like some walking human plasma torch, and then a quick car race ties things up at the very end. Is that enough to enjoy this film? Fuck yeah! It's all beautifully captured in that vibrant '60s Kodak Eastmancolor pastel color palette. This…