Film #7 of The December Challenge
I did it to get laid.
Alright, since I'm required to actually write something in full about what I watch, I guess this is due a review.
Despite having watched about half of the first season (my ex loved it), I'm not a fan of My Little Pony. I like cute but My Little Pony always felt like it was trying way too hard to be cute, and forcing really half hearted morals down…
Film #6 of The December Challenge 2
Of the many famous noir films, Detour is often less remembered than issues like Double Indemnity, Out of the Past, and other such titles. It's only an hour long, the plot isn't very complex, and it ends just as soon as it feels like it's beginning. It's also rife with technical errors, and it looks as cheap as it actually is.
Yet what has made Detour stick around in the film canon is…
Film #4 of The December Challenge 2
Cold Blooded is really strange to me. On the one hand, it is incredibly solid, well paced, and never boring. On the other hand there's not a lot to it, it's kind of silly, and I doubt it's gonna stay in my mind for much longer than a week.
Much of this might have to do with the premise of the film, essentially Die Hard in a hospital meets Assault on Precinct 13.…
Film #3 of December Challenge 2
**Part of a Wong Kar Wei Retrospective**
As a whole, As Tears Goes By plays like a forgotten typical 80s Hong Kong crime thriller, taking a riff on Jim Jarmusch's Stranger Than Paradise and more importantly Martin Scorsese's landmark film Mean Streets. For the most part, if it wasn't WKW's debut film, it would have been forgotten. It lacks the grace, subtlety, nuance, and textual richness of his later films, only containing a resemblance…
Film #2 of the December Challenge 2
"How do you get lipstick off a man's cock?"
"Your lipstick shouldn't be on a man's cock in the first place!"
Writing about experimental films feels very weird as it feels like there's so much one can talk about, and yet anytime you approach a single topic you always come short of a full response. Thankfully, the deal with Flaming Creatures as its images of sexuality (yay Trannys!) are mere subversion of cultural…
Film #1 of December Challenge 2
The Garden of Words is a good idea for a story that is thinly spread and poorly written. The idea on paper is a sweet sentimental story that had it earned its way through proper characterization, structure, and not used halfassed reveals that don't amount to anything, I would have been on the floor in tears. Instead I flinched as the overbearing music soared during it's "climactic" moment.
But it sure is beautiful.
**Part of the Best Picture Project**
This is a review of the 1970 Robert Altman film M*A*S*H.
It talks about Altman's style.
It talks about how the film was influential in terms of comedic cinema.
It features a talk about satire.
It talks about the hilarious metaphor that is the final football game for American politics during the era.
It talks about Hot Lips and her rockin' tits.
More importantly it talks about how awesome a duo Sutherland and Gould are.
Writing this review feels pointless. It's going to make a lot of money either way, the fans will love it either way, and everyone else is sitting in the same spot I am.
I honestly just don't get it. I don't get why this series is so popular and why people have fallen in love with such a dull story that wastes all potential that's hiding in a story like this. I mean, I got Twilight. But I don't get…
Moffat only ever really had one job and that was to deliver fans a 50th Anniversary that was eventful enough to be worth it. This is ultimately hard to do with several dead Doctors, a few unwilling ones, and a show that deals with End Of The World stakes almost every season, but the job is done well. Day of the Doctor isn't perfect (then again, flaws are the name of the game with this show) but it's a definitive love letter to the show, its fans, and a hopeful look forward to the future.
Before I start this review, I'd love to just talk about how much I love Andrea Riseborough, who is quickly becoming my favorite working actress. She has a face that is so expressive she can move a single facial muscle and instantly communicate a different emotion with grace and subtlety. It doesn't matter what I've seen her in, she's always great in it. I hope more directors keep casting her, because she's an absolute talent.
With that being said, a…