Imagine Stan Brakhage, coming to you in the middle of the street with a handful of flower, and starts attacking you with the flowers, like an angry cat. Manically shoving his flowers into your eyes, you vision a blurred mess of floral patterns. He keeps attacking you with them, and you go blind. And soon you hallucinate the film, I want all experimental filmmakers to approach their filmmaking like this.
"I like your village as much as I like your sister"
The idea of John Hurt being in a Raul Ruiz film is about as madly hallucinogenic and oneiric as this film exceeds. And it lives up to that!!
Going through Ruiz's almost mystically long filmography is quite like the absurdity of the characters in his films interacting with their absurd labyrinths of chance. From this search and journey though, I have noticed that there always tends to be multiple…
Punch-Drunk Love achieved many things which I believed wasn't possible for me.
It was a comedy that I laughed at, it was a film that starred Adam Sandler that I liked, it made me like Adam Sandler for one film, I perceived 40 minutes as 20 minutes, and it made random adolescent people look intimidating.
This film is so entertaining and good that it honestly highlights that not everything can be done by everyone, you have to be Paul Thomas Anderson to make these achievements.
Lux Aeterna is sectioned into two films: 'The Art of FIlmmaking' and 'Lux Aeterna'. Both collectively forming an experience that re-kindles and attempts to re-define the spirit of initiatory cinema as a psychedelic strobe of re-purposed early cinema. The result is dizzyingly hypnotic and enchantingly meditative. The beginning is very much a Noe visual essay/experiment that acts as a good initiation for the spirit of the film to continue, in ritualistic or rite destined manner. Within this Noe channels through…