I'm still working on the film I first mentioned in my Parallax View review eleven months ago. Since then it's switched studios and gone through a number of rewrites, almost all of which are geared toward perfecting the logic. A film like mine, or THE GAME, or any paranoia thriller that contains a mystery or conspiracy has to pass two separate tests. The eyeball test, which is just making sure it's exciting and makes sense from scene to scene as…
It's a shame that almost everyone is gonna watch this on Netflix because about an hour into my 2pm showtime today, an old man walked in, stood at the front and watched a solid 90 seconds of Cumberbatch castrating a cow before turning to all of us and loudly asking, "This not the Gucci movie?" And I think Jane Campion wouldn't have it any other way.
When this film first came out, I was in a long distance relationship and we decided to see showings of it at the same time in our separate cities as a "movie date" and call each other after to talk. I hated the film so much, I walked out after 40 minutes and patiently waited another two before calling. When I did, my girlfriend answered the phone sobbing, having been completely emotionally shattered by it. In fact, she…