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This is just a better Promising Young Woman.
Yeah, I said it.
This sexual satire has a lot wrapped up in it. Themes surrounding abuse, sexual repression / discovery & consent. There’s a lot of symbolism throughout, some of it pointed, but that didn’t bother me given it’s a satire. but all in all it’s a fun ride. Pretty neatly written script, sharp, and a lot smarter than it seems on the surface.
This is literally what Promising Young Woman tried to be but failed.
While I enjoyed this a bit (only a bit) more than Drive, I’ve come to realize that my perception of Refn is that he values style more than substance.
The Neon Demon is beautifully shot. The composition for some of these moments in the film is incredible. Also, Cliff Martinez’ score is great, while sometimes too overbearing in my opinion.
This film felt like it was all one act. There’s no typical structure and the pacing stays constantly steady. It…
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Grand Theft Fishing: Malta
Hot fisherman is trying to make a living. Hot fisherman has hot wife and their son isn’t growing. Hot fisherman sells illegal fish, sells gas, sells fake scallops to make end’s meet for his son. He’s hot and he HUSTLES. Hot fisherman eventually retires his boat for $7K and buys a freezer van to keep hustling. Very hot fisherman, lots of fish. FISH