Out of work film critic.
The opening 15 minutes is the best silent film ever. The ending is my favorite final scene. The score is ear candy. Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano rock the fucking camera like no other foes.
Congratulations to Paul Thomas Anderson for creating a masterpiece that will not be replicated any time soon.
Bi-erasure is calling Brokeback Mountain the “gay cowboy movie”.
“Bisexual erasure or bisexual invisibility is the tendency to ignore, remove, falsify, or reexplain evidence of bisexuality in history, academia, the news media, and other primary sources.” - Wikipedia
Since the movie came out, I’ve heard from homophobic people, allies, and those in the LGBT+ community that it’s about two gay cowboys. Or two cowboys who find out they’re gay. Whatever the description, it’s always “gay” or “homosexual” that are brought…
Man, this pains me to no end. Andrew Dominik is one of my favorite directors so I had high hopes, especially after the trailer.
This ain't it though. It tells "Marilyn's story" through the men in her life. Look, I get it. She didn't know her dad. Doesn't mean you have to reduce an iconic woman to the men surrounding her and being a vessel for a baby.
Also, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis... what the hell was that?! The dudes behind three of my favorite scores of all-time, and this one just falls flat.
Ana de Armas was pretty good though.
Taken as it is, I’d say it’s like 3-3.5 stars. But films aren’t created in a vacuum, especially not when they’re “based on a true story”.
Boots Riley (director of “Sorry to Bother You”, vocalist for The Coup) pointed out so eloquently that the real Ron Stallworth was a p.o.s., hardly a single thing in the movie is accurate, and the investigation into white supremacist groups actually stifled black revolutionary groups, not the Klan.
Considering the volatility of police/race relations in the wake of Black Lives Matter, I’d think it shameful for Spike Lee to be involved in such a troubling film.
Fuck. This movie. Ugghh.
I applaud Hertzfeldt’s creativity and originality. God knows we could use more of that in cinema; especially in Hollywood. That’s why it pains me to say I didn’t enjoy It’s Such a Beautiful Day.
I thought the animation style was familiar, and I was not surprised to see Hertzfeldt also did World of Tomorrow. That was a short that was difficult for me to even get through. So, a feature length film from the same director…