Me: Unzip my skirt!
Josh Safdie slowly unzips my skirt to reveal two names freshly tattooed on my ass.
Me: It says Josh and Benny! Do you like them?
Me, a freshman in high school walking up to the front of my theatre class with a crumpled paper in my hands that are numb from nerves:
Hello my name is Aidan Croft and today I’ll be performing a monologue as Adrian from Rocky V written by Sylvester Stallone.
I take a deep breath, shake my hands out, shake my head, and focus on a brick on the back wall of the classroom way too high up to be a normal…
Not super crazy on this one, but it sure is exhilarating to watch. Definitely see the double-bill Chungking Express possibilities. Its aesthetics are interesting for sure and don't feel empty, but I think it just feels like an exploration of that certain aesthetic, which is fine, but nothing too memorable for me.
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It’s just messy folks. A visual and aesthetic triumph for sure. It’s obviously a very lovingly crafted film. And if I were rating it solely on that this review would be so much higher.
But it’s just kind of a mess I think! Nothing is very consistent in terms of character motivation. Why do they stop caring about their friends being gone? Why do they continue to participate in the activities right after being traumatized by the first big event? …