semi hiatus (catching up reading and tv for now)
Wild at Heart 1990
This is not so much a review of the film itself, but more of a reflection on David Lynch’s body of work. While WILD AT HEART isn’t his best film in my book, I’d say it’s the one which (along with the Twin Peaks universe) best displays my points here. I truly think the biggest misconception about David Lynch is the assumption that his signature campiness exists merely as a venture for social critique or analysis, when the sentimentality of…
Beautiful Boy 2018
Some thoughts on what seems to be a consensus with people who are overly critical of this film:
I’ve seen plenty of reviews bring up the “redundant” editing or “over the top” score as technical/structural issues. “It doesn’t go anywhere,” has also been a common complaint. Save for a few exceptions (and I read LOTS of takes on this film), to me, the root of these arguments is contradictory to BEAUTIFUL BOY’s very theme.
Chronic substance abuse is an illness which…
Red Lights 2012
Decided to watch this at 5am for no reason other than my shameless fixation on Cillian Murphy and fully expected to write something about how he needs a better agent again by the end. I happened to be wrong — shocking, as this only happens like, twice a year, but anyhow:
It’s a flawed film that attempts to be a few too many things, exorbitantly so. It’s not concerned with scientific accuracy; skip it if that’s what you’re looking for.…
Mona Lisa Smile 2003
The superior Dead Poets Society perhaps.