Somewhere they foxtrot madly.
When did everything start getting an expiration date?
This is my favourite film. It’s not the best film I’ve ever seen, but it’s my favourite film. If Murakami made films instead of wrote novels this is what they would look like. Playful, poignant and progressive. There is a timeless energy to it. Every cut. Every step-printed frame tells its own little story. A story of crossed paths. Forgotten memories. Crowded streets and expired love. I re-watched this today for the…
"Soon people will need interpreters to understand the words coming out of their own mouths."
I don't know what a film is. Godard is still trying to figure it out as well. Obsessed with the politics of visual art. A tyraid of experiment and emotion. How do you communicate feeling? Does a picture really speak a thousand words? No. And yes. Because words are images. How can images and sound truly tell us anything about the world we live in?…
Could be the greatest exploitation film ever made. It subverts the genre brilliantly and does something far more complex and sophisticated than its predecessors dared. New York City comes off as a despicable place rather than the romanticised metropolis we're so familiar with. The film looks stunning which further separates it from its grind-house roots. It's an hour and twenty minutes of pure rage. A feminist film manifesto. A carthatic transgression. It'll shoot you in the face.
The early 00s are where it's at folks. There are so many films from that era that I've only recently discovered. Films that I was aware of as a teenager, but never sought out. Films that I wish I'd have seen back then because I would have loved them. This was a blood-soaked cacophony of loneliness and despair. I'm surprised that Bettis wasn't in more after this - she's pretty iconic here.
In other news, today I watched three films with three letter titles.