both these actresses are so striking (most important thing an actor can be)…the one that gets kidnapped looks like a mix between charlotte gainsbourg and geraldine chaplin and steven tyler, and the lesbian is really cool as well and brings a great physicality. the ending is nonsensical as has been said but in hindsight its just kind of funny. people calling it homophobic are so annoying.. i also was prepared for it to be even gorier bc of its reputation…
The Hills Have Eyes 2006
the original isn’t one of cravens best and this isn’t any better, at least that one had the gritty DIY aesthetic and freaky ending. i guess this one has a couple good performances, i like the young son but it never captures that real primal grunting terror, it’s too stagey
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the real world has geometric concert halls and porsches gliding through tunnels and concrete walls and grey sweaters tied over tailored suits and a stage with just two chairs for you and your interviewer. but lydia tar hears screaming, and metronomes that never stop, and the click-clack of disembodied green boots, dogs staring down underworld hallways, dying old women splayed naked on the floor, the silent downbeat before the first note.
the real world and Tar are in many ways…
Everything Everywhere All at Once 2022
“inventive” is an easy catchall word but what is actually new here? fast editing?..the SNL-digital-short style cutaway multiverse gags? any critique can be countered with “but thats the point” “you don’t get it” "you hate fun" etc. but i do get it. its just lame! it ends like 10 times, consistently dull despite the breakneck pace, so much crude humor that doesnt land, and runs on the most played out, “they're gonna love this on film twitter” tone. designed for…