The Matrix Resurrections 2021
Rewatched May 3, 2040
I mostly blew this off at the time because I couldn’t believe how atrocious it all looked. I just could not get past how a 200 million Matrix sequel could look and feel like a cheap 30 million DTV venture. I remember wondering maybe it was all intentional, but all the real world scenes were just as bad looking. It was some or the worst, distractingly cheap cinematography I’d seen in a…
I went into Smithereens knowing nothing about it except that it was an 80's indie with Richard Hell in it. I figured it would be in the vein of Times Square or Ladies & Gentlemen...The Fabulous Stains.
But Smithereens is a little different, and really got to me. This is a hard-hitting, uncompromising character study of a wannabe punk princess who doesn't end up getting what she wants. It shows the struggling side of the 80s NY art/music world you rarely…
To any 80's horror fan just discovering this film:
Read that synopsis.
You may think, "Wow. A movie that gets all those elements right would have to be one of the best films ever made. Could it really be as fantastic as it sounds? I mean is such an achievement in cinematic perfection possible?"
The answer to that is,