The Daniels’ Swiss Army Man is truly just something else to behold, constantly walking the tightrope of out right farcical and genuinely heartwarming often blurring those lines, typically during moments of expelling bodily odours interestingly enough. But what I find most fascinating is the romance at the core of the film between Hank and Manny, a codependent and beautiful queer relationship. This relationship serves as the crux for Hank’s growth and journey to self acceptance, suffering in isolation at the…
Throughout the film, we’re presented with images that create distance between us and Jake La Motta, we see the reflection of him in a mirror, we see him behind bars, behind wire fences and behind the ropes of a boxing ring. We are not seeing this story from the perspective of La Motta but rather we are the audience member in the crowd, we cheer for the hits and boo at the falls, we engage with and encourage…
i promise this was not my idea to rewatch this do not believe jackson but it’s a lot easier to appreciate the elements i did initially enjoy upon a second viewing since i know what i’ve gotten myself into.
also i stand by that reeve isn’t bad in this film but i’m not gonna say he was amazing either, he’s incredibly inexperienced and out of his element and it shows but as someone whose seen his entire acting catalogue, when…