I like movies
Co-host of the Movie Friends podcast
This movie is just me smiling the whole time. Big deal for weirdo guys. I’m weirdo guys.
John Goodman deserves a lot of recognition. We’ll talk about him plenty when he’s gone. We should appreciate him now.
Byrnes humor thrives in the empty spaces, the pauses, the lingering image. He gives you time to consider why what he just said is funny before moving on. Genius and polite.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It’s been 24 years since Being John Malkovich first graced our screens, and those of us that were alive and loved it (Yeah I was like 12 when I saw it back off) still have a Kaufman/Jonze shaped hole in their heart.
Where Beau Is Afraid treads new ground isn’t so much in it’s execution or style, no, it’s in the sheer amount of guts behind the movie. To spend this budget and this runtime on an absurd comedy is…
I was a kid. I have kids.
If you watch movies without putting yourself in the story, or without trying to feel the characters experiences I can see how this is not for you. This is not something you watch to simply be entertained. If you are entertained by this, I would maybe question why.
This is a simulation, a faceless and near nameless experience out of time - a tv that plays old cartoons, a phone that doesn’t work,…