Creator. Writer. Idiot.
Watched it twice with two different commentary tracks: One with the three leading ladies, one director Russ Meyer's. Both brilliant in their own ways, and my appreciation for the film shot up.
The first track with the girls was great. Tura, Haji, and Lori are hilarious, and the fact that they came up with most of their dialogue alleviates the stilted nature of it a bit. It's still not as punchy as it should be imo, but apparently this is…
Filmmaking is hard. You can craft every single detail however meticulously you like, but some idiot on the internet will find something negative to say about it. You can put your heart and soul into a project, but be ridiculed mercilessly by people who've probably never made a film before. Which is why AR Murugadoss, Rajinikanth, and the rest of the talented cast and crew behind Darbar have my deepest sympathy.
However, this must be one of the worst films…
A weird film if there ever was one. An almost clinical examination of sexuality and romance, which in usual Kubrick fashion doesn't bother with giving you all the answers. There are much easier ways to say what I think Kubrick wanted to say, but this strange piece of erotic paranoia is a real sight to behold, and I'm glad it exists.
Going into it, I heard a lot of criticism of Cruise's performance, but I thought it was pretty good.…