for nwoye, always 🦋
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wildly cartoonish, gloriously violent, and SIZZLING with atmosphere. ate UP the melodrama and winks in the writing, that was too good. not to mention: ROBIN GIVENS, that FACE!
constantly mourning a time in which we didn't expect kitchen sink realism from every film that isn't a shitty superhero movie. bring back the bill duke effect, NOW.
i actually liked this a lot? ready for us to collectively move beyond raves as storylines, but the director beautifully realized some of the sequences in the house.
first saw dustin muchuvitz in mugler's ss19 show, and she really took me in this. love that she knows how to leave herself alone and just be; that was special. keep her on ya radar~
*whoopie cushion sound effect*
what the fuck was this? lmao. very disjointed, no flow, poorly cast (save riley keough, who only seems to play this role in various cinematic universes?), and probably the most try-hard millennial-aged filmmaking i've seen to date.
amazing premise, terrible execution (and throwing holy water on any mentions of "experimental filmmaking," don't disrespect that canon). let's leave Twitter-thread narratives alone until we can get a traditional one down, yeah? because this? yikez
colman domingo, baby, i…
gloriously impressionistic, tenderly written, so major.
this really delivered on all fronts for me. i’m a big fan of forgoing heavy exposition in favor of exploring and deepening present connection, and Cousins did that in a way that felt simultaneously bespoke and universal. the casting of Vanessa and Nikki was sublime, and their chemistry was something to behold.
what a perfect example of allowing your viewer to experience discoveries simultaneously with and through your characters in the most “mundane” moments…