Revisited not just because it was on my rewatch list, nor just because PTA’s new movie will release soon (at some point I guess? The release schedule is so weird), but because Priscilla Page finished her piece on this one and I wanted to refresh my memory before reading it. Watching this one is a pleasant experience. The gentle energy, the restrained but focused performances, the light touch that is the lighting, shot composition, and music. It’s very nice, and…
I never really comprehended the undertones of racism here until this viewing. The slurs thrown around by the cops, the assumed authority of Frazier, the treatment of the Sikh. Very Spike in that the movie concerns itself with the community as a whole and applies that sense to a traditional structure of heist/hostage film. While being boat loads of fun, it’s also whip smart with a knowledge of and respect for its predecessors while also displaying the genre in a new light of deception and assumed roles, which goes back into that racial undercurrent. Spike Lee tha King
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Just saw a really bizarre, rated-R, comic book-based character study. Thinking of becoming the Joker.
So many people on Twitter called this the movie of the year. It won the Golden Lion at TIFF. I saw a friend of a friend say that this was his personal favorite film in 5-10 years and that it’s an “absolute cinematic masterpiece.” I was going to watch this on Sunday due to being in Mexico for the weekend, but my need to get…