sometimes I wish I had a thousand lifetimes.
Architecture is just as much of a science as it is an art. In the process of creating a building, an architect must take physical limitations into account just as they would artistic ones. As such, the best architecture occurs when the architect finds a way to balance the limitations of structural and civil engineering with the sociological and behavioral limitations of architectural design. A poorly designed building can feel stiff, ominous, and oppressive; whereas an overtly abstract building can…
Steinmann promptly subverts the franchise's prior frameworks by way of the era's playbook of comedic filmmaking, effectively recontextualizing Friday's pastiches into a more grounded yet thematically ironic synthesis of Gen X displacement and disillusionment. This is a complete rework of everything the series previously stood for--the tactical dominance of Jason is replaced by his newfound reputation as an agent of disruption, flooding rural and urban areas alike as an unstoppable spectre of death. Rejecting the setting of the previous four…
guys hear me out what if we *lights cigarette* transformed this sprawling mythopoeic tale of human identity and the dehumanization of people at the hands of institutions of violence into *chugs four loko* a shell of its formal self where the original rugged aestheticism is replaced with a sterile palette of washed-out colors and bad CGI and hear me out what if we also *snorts coke* sexualized the mentally damaged 14-year-olds even MORE than we did in the original
also what if the ending song sucked
disclaimers ahead: actually liked this a lot for most of the runtime. the craft here is overwhelming to some extent, with gorgeous, painterly shots and composition and maddeningly excellent production design. the performances are theatrical albeit restrained, and there’s a general sense of precision that makes the whole thing feel well-executed.
david lowery does not understand structure. just like all his previous films this is a mess of coagulated stories and imagery that serve no greater purpose…