Vincent Prince

Vincent Prince

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firsthand scholar of white male mediocrity.

Favorite films

  • Blow-Up
  • The Brown Bunny
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

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  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

    ★★★½

  • The Lady from Shanghai

    ★★★½

  • Echo in the Canyon

    ★★½

  • Untitled (For Marilyn)

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  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

    Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

    ★★★½

    Tati makes a piece of visually impeccable craft, the cinematic equivalent to Kind of Blue im its approachability and willingness to let the attached name brand fade into the back as his accompaniments take center stage.

    In a time where entertainment addicts criticize art with the demands of "No conflict that does not explicitly move textual plot forward," Tati presents their answer. This is a cinema completely free of conflict, which also presents a cinema completely free of discussion outside…

  • The Lady from Shanghai

    The Lady from Shanghai

    ★★★½

    Navigates the same terrain as Detour in its lynchpin is its embrace of the delusional narrator. 

    Interesting as a metadocument of Welles and his crumbling marriage, as much as it is a paranoia piece about him against the anti-artistry establishment conspiring against him (no coincidence he is taken into this mess working a boat, just as he entered Hollywood to make his Heart of Darkness).

    Surprisingly conventional otherwise, save for its batshit finale. 

    7.1/10

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  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★

    Begins with a self-congratulatory self-flagellation, a feat I didn't expect to ever be possible, and continues to vibrate on that frequency for 90 minutes.

    Conceptually, the piece is always operating at a pretty high level and I can appreciate that, but the material is mostly hack jokes that suffered a death on the timeline over the past year before the special's release. Funny how Bo would be more timely a presence if he returned to simply being a tik tok…

  • Euphoria: F*ck Anyone Who’s Not a Sea Blob

    Euphoria: F*ck Anyone Who’s Not a Sea Blob

    "Men have no creativity..."

    A sampler platter of everything wrong with Levinson's great white hype in Euphoria. A vapid, empty, ideologically at odds document hoping that teensploitation and winking cultural namedrops can be misconstrued for substance by the pearl clutchers who will lap up prestige TV Lolicon conceived and bankrolled by straight white men as long as the play actors of this fantasy are representationally kosher.

    Reminiscent of a mid-season clip show, dealing mostly in retreads and repurposing of existing…