Kristen Stewart's Ghost Bro ( ... )
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“How splendicious!” - Vivian Vadim (Erica Prior)
An exhaustive distillation of the early aughts CD-ROM disk mag aesthetic, complete with artist and song credits that fade up in the lower left of the screen. An ode to commercialism. A blatant, self-referential ‘sex sells’ advertisement.
Also: impromptu cage fights; sassy lesbian limo drivers; yacht parties; vicarious arousal by way of online portals; a snobby burger fetishist; a fashion first approach to filmmaking; a frankly abnormal amount of rabbits, for some reason; precognition, but limited to bedroom ventures; moped jewel thieves; and so, so, so much more.
Michelle: "Do you live alone?"
Mark: "Everybody lives alone."
Quite possibly the greatest, least discussed, and nearly forgotten film about Los Angeles and its beautifully, tragically endemic culture of twenty-somethings who have abandoned family, friends, and the comforts of home in pursuit of big city dreams. It is a reality that everybody secretly recognizes, but that few would ever openly admit to one another. Life in LA is frequently difficult, at times it is utterly unmanageable, and by default requires…
"I had a dream." But, then again, dolls don't dream...
No such thing as unbroken. Best to get fixed when you can.
A post-human odyssey, of objects without purpose, but a will to remain. If the only love you've ever known isn't love at all, but instead a trauma that replaces warmth, tenderness, and physical closeness with violence, trying to pass that "love" on to others is to continue the cycle of harm. :-( Or, worse, to unleash a grotesque, fleshy mutation on all your intimates.
aka Fire Watch With Me
Well, it had to happen sooner or later: 1st film back in a movie theater. 😷🍿
Hard not to see 'trying to escape a forest fire set by assassins' as some kind of metaphor for weathering everything that came with 2020, something that has for a lot of us probably felt deeply personal in spite of its universality.
Jolie just wants to keep her "little buddy" warm. But not that warm! Be careful what you…
Forget PUNISHER: WAR ZONE. Goldblatt made an 80s action masterpiece.
10 reasons why you should stop everything and watch THE PUNISHER now:
1. Dolph Lundgren (!) as Frank Castle / The Punisher.
2. Jeroen Krabbe (!) as the new don of the Italian mafia.
3. Explosions. Lots of 'em. Explosions within explosions.
4. Scuba-Ninjas. Yes, you read that correctly. Certified!
5. A deadly woman who crucifies a man with her earrings.
6. A vision of Castle as a broken, fragile,…
Rewatch with Vincent Gallo’s commentary track from the Japanese home video release. He talks a lot about the start-to-finish booing of the unfinished version exhibited in Cannes; how he positioned a monitor just out of frame, but to match his eyeline, so as to allow himself to compose the shots and serve as cinematographer; and he openly ponders what drove him to spend three years creating a film that (almost) nobody liked, that didn’t make any money, and that has since…