at a loss for words bc of how good this was… to have done justice to at least one of the story lines in this movie (one, Lora’s desire for fame and her relationship with her daughter Susie, the other, Annie’s position as a maid and her relationship with her mixed-race daughter Sarah Jane) would have been in itself an achievement, but Sirk manages both in a way that forms a moving whole. Whenever you feel like the focus on…
Lost Highway 1997
Lynch is a master of tonal shifts, but there is such a mixture of tragic / horrifying / funny here. Ultimately, though, I don’t think there’s much here that Lynch doesn’t do better elsewhere.
Blade Runner 1982
I’ve always enjoyed Blade Runner since it was / is my father’s favourite film. When I was 12 we watched it together as he had decided it was time I was old enough to watch a “mature” film. Today was the first time I’ve seen it in several years though, and it’s with relatively fresh eyes that I say it’s a perfect film.
To production design, the costumes, the Caravaggio-esque use of light, the iconic soundtrack from Vangelis, the development of the replicants, just a few of the things which make it stand out. So good.
The Old Guard 2020
absolutely nothing redeemable about this film