oscar pundit. actressexual ringleader. crazy catlady.
Valuable as a time capsule certainly but rough in terms of inert drama,,, and that soundtrack suggests the teensiest budget imaginable (even the high school dance has the same tracks as the gay night clubs)
BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths 2022
inspired imagery and clever bits but why on god's green earth or heaven is this 2 hours and 40 minutes long? Especially given that it already admits to its narcissism and self-indulgence (and not in a flattering way) within the text and multiple scenes last two to three times as long as the points being made within them. There's even a joke about a character saying a movie is too long (and *that* fictional movie is just 90 minutes).
What a surprising treat. Did not expect it to be "fun" but shouldn't have doubted Verhoeven as an entertainer along with his mastery. 131 minutes flies by with wicked performances, great music, camp hallucinations and convincing period ignorance. After "Madeleine Collins" at Venice and this, totally game for whatever Virginie Efira stars in next.
The Fabelmans 2022
I dont think I have loved a Spielberg film this much since Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) when I was a kid.