i've seen some R&R movies and most of the classics were awful, vile pieces of media, so i was interested when i heard about this, as it seemed to deconstruct said genre's tropes. unfortunately, even though it has solid dramatic scenes, that stinker of an ending just makes this tonally incoherent movie feel worse than it actually is. the cast, particularly mulligan, killed it and there's a pop sensibility i really enjoyed. but it bears all the hallmarks of a first feature, and my god that ending was terrible. i don't even wanna touch that lmao.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
sure, let's cheer her abhorrent behavior bc she's a woman, despite being a total psychopath, girls rule, yas queen, why not. peter dinklage never ever works as a villain, macon blair shows up for a second so he can call rosamund's character a bitch and she can be like "do you hate me because i am a woman". and then he kills her so we can have a dumb moralizing ending lmao. at least dianne wiest rules hard.
Nothing happens in this film.
I say, wrong.
Everything happens in this film.
You see, there's no secret to Jonas Mekas' masterpiece, his big, sprawling love letter to life and film, and together with Mirror certainly the most important features ever produced. Do you want to know what's it about? It may sound corny, stupid, but no less true. Are you ready?
Everything that matters happens in this film.
EDIT: it's been over a year but sometimes i…