It’s like a martial arts giallo with Ginger Rogers backwards murder dances and crabwalking.
This documentary is absolute magic. Unlike most people who would just stumble onto this film blindly, I sought it out after I learned that a documentary existed which featured Ondar, the Tuvan throat singer who became (slightly) famous for being able to sing two notes at the same time by training his voice to do harmonics.
That was interesting enough to me on its own, but I was overjoyed to learn that the documentary was actually a delightful meeting of…
It’s rare that you can think of an effective use of nonsense to make a point. Some satire is nonsensical to point out absurdity. Lewis Carroll was an aficionado of nonsense. But I’ve never seen nonsense weaponized in such a smart and prescient way as it is in Pontypool.
Ostensibly a story about a shock jock DJ dealing with an unusual zombie outbreak, the movie has MUCH more on its mind than that. It predicted fake news, it illustrated crowdthink,…