Soon-to-be film studies graduate from Merseyside, UK.
Film number three on my film-a-day list; Twin Peaks 'Pilot' or Northwest Passage (David Lynch, 1990). It's feature length, so it counts!
Twin Peaks is one of my favourite TV shows. The first two seasons aired in the 1990s, and changed how television was perceived. Previously, film criticism saw television as lowbrow pop culture. The high quality of Twin Peaks helped to change how we look at TV - and massively influenced modern television. TV shows are now the realm…
Film four on my film-a-day list; Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley, 2018.) "They are manipulating humanity for the sake of profit,"
Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield), pronounced 'cash is green' finds success at his call centre job after adopting a 'white voice' (dubbed over by David Cross). Offered a promotion, he is faced with the difficult decision of sticking to his ethics, or helping his cousin (Terry Crews) out of his debts. He chooses the latter.
What Sorry to Bother…
What this documentary sets out to do is critique the Romantic Comedy genre from a feminist perspective. It isn't focused enough for that, and struggles around what it tries to say. All we know, as the audience, is the director enjoys rom-coms, but they are problematic, and it doesn't offer much information besides that.
This isn't a documentary so much as it is a series of clips, it is similar in style to film reviews on YouTube and even then…