One-note blast of tragic homosexuality (man vs self). You can't fix the trope by making the antagonist gay as well (man vs man). There's surely a version of this that would work with its vague, nebulous societal oppression as the antagonist (man vs the world), but this movie sorta avoids that and places everything squarely in an individualist mindset (here we are back to man vs man). We see attempts (reflections, really) of this in much of the movie (the…
The Movie Orgy 1968
Ludicrous and funny - like going on a 5 hour adventure with that annoying friend who nonetheless never fails to entertain you. Joe Dante became known for sending up or lambasting American values in many of his movies, Gremlins/2 being the most obvious examples. But really, that exists in most, if not all, of them. This could be viewed, in light of that, as his thesis statement. A 5 hour self-admittedly crude (thanks zoom director intro) American media supercut in…
Dead Ringers 1988
David Cronenberg *Marge Simpson voice*: I just think twins are neat.
The Thing 1982
This is probably the film I've seen in the most interesting circumstances. The two that stick out are tonight and one time several years ago. The one several years ago was played at a music venue, muted - with subtitles, and scored live by a band that hit almost every note perfectly. They used a few instruments (idr everything but I recall a keyboard, double bass, drums, and violin). In the most impressive moments, they emulated helicopter noise and gunshots.…