“there’s too much information coming through”
if i see any one of you motherfuckers call any director of the last 30 years a fucked-up drunk or drug addict who just “happened” to hire actors who looked gorgeous and dressed them well and charmed some good cinematographers and glued it all up hoping it would hang together, like i hear ppl say about harmony korine et al, and then i see you giving cassevetes movies a million billion stars, it is ON SIGHT. you hear me?
y'all need to tare your scales
it’s so interesting the way people talk about movies between or just before “eras”, which are obviously periods that get defined after the fact—like this is supposed to retroactively prefigure the Proper j-horror movies? or be a curiosity?
did you know you can just like…watch a movie and then think about it more if you wanna and maybe then write something about it if you feel like that might spark or further some discourse? no one has to say anything ever.…
i get confused when i see ppl talk about a movie tapping into “primal” fears, bc they always seem tied to the deeper significance behind/roots of fears related to what we’re taught like concepts of evil or the supernatural. when i think of primal fears, i think “did you hear that? what was that?” like bump in the night, unidentifiable shadow shit. the shit that still scares the fuck out of you in a way that’s sometimes embarrassing; like you…
one of the ghastliest things ever to get a nearly-universal critical pass—and i don’t just mean the grading. i mean as though it is above criticism. must be nice to use 3,000 corpses as a meat shield against the haters.
absolute carny shit. at least the 4 billion ambient c20s on bandcamp made with a strymon bigsky and a single walkman have the decency not to try to convince you they’re about guantanamo or whatever.