So I guess all celebrities' lives were just the same? Like every famous musician who had a late-stage fall from grace had a traumatic childhood, fell for a bad partner, had a meteoric rise, got addicted to drugs, and fell off their pedestal? And I'm sure there are steps I'm missing. It sounds weird to ask for real people to live for interesting, unique lives, but based off of the movies that are made about them, I guess they all…
Gave me a little ego boost that I had already watched this before we watched it for class, since my professor called it the "most obscure" of the movies we were watching.
I liked it more on second viewing, it's just a very enjoyable movie with a groundbreaking and important story to tell that still stands as one of the only mainstream films to so totally center black queer women in such a subversive way. While sad that it still…
scavenger hunt 52
task 15: a film you think would be PERFECT to see at a drive-in theater.
"Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" is definitely a Quentin Tarantino picture, and it doesn't let you forget it by the end. Be that as it may, it's safe to call it the most un-Tarantino-esque work in his eclectic filmography. It's stylized, but there aren't whip zooms. It's violent, but easily his least violent film. The film is not driven by character…
On second thought...
First two thirds: almost a slog, derivative, predictable, by the numbers, gorgeous score, nice cinematography, great Joaquin Phoenix
Last act: pretty gripping, great musical choices, operatic, grandiose, extravagant, ballsy, great Joaquin Phoenix
"Joker" is good, not great