THE BEST FILMS OF 2020
(a video by me)
A horribly common routine for popular Netflix originals:
- being put off watching it because of somewhat obnoxious marketing/reception
- finally caving in thanks to word-of-mouth/recommendations from friends
- hoping it's at least better than the discourse around it make it seem
- finding out it's not
- feeling a bit snobbish for once again not caring for something generally well-liked
I guess the concept of personifying the destructive immorality of late capitalism into a villainous protagonist that knows how…
The real chicken-or-the-egg approach to Almodóvar's trademark gaudiness (the overbearing artificality of his visual identity feeding off the farfetched humorous melodrama and vice-versa) can truly land either way depending on your dispositon for it on any given day. This in particular felt delightful from start to finish, but even while enjoying there's always the lurking notion that it's entirely too much in a not-so-positive way. If comedic performances won Oscars, Carmen Maura probably should've won it.
Brooke: What's going on in college?
Tracy: I don't know, everyone's really excited about this frozen yogurt machine at the student center.
B: I watched my mother die.
B: I was with my mother while she died.
T: I don't know any dead people.
B: That's cool about the frozen yogurt machine. Everyone I love dies.
Now I have finally realized what they mean with "I can't even".
But I'll try.
Mad Max: Fury Road is an ass-kicking, jaw-dropping, punk-rocking, mind-blowing, staggering, breathtaking, stupefying, overwhelming, astonishing and synonym-inducing work of art.
I pity the fools, myself included, who unjustifiably dismiss any type of craft by sheer hypocritical beliefs. That includes blockbuster film-making. If far too often we're exposed to what appears to be collective delusions that can even "go beyond mere mediocrity to offer possible evidence…