Almost a 2 star (I mean, it's an interesting behind the scenes featurette at the end of the day) except for Poopies' "I'll show me!" which is worth a bump
Interesting stuff, but I probably have my own viewpoint of Aileen's "mental fitness"
To be clear, I don't support the death penalty. No one should be given the death penalty. It is certainly ineffective in every thing it is designed to do, and it is morally wrong.
With that said, I'm not really sure how I feel about the armchair psychiatric assertion that Aileen could not have possibly been relatively mentally fit. The fact is, despite some clear paranoid delusions,…
Better writers than I have pinpointed what's so unfortunate about this at its core, but it is relentlessly glib. This is a movie that is so fucking childish that the symbol of freedom in this film is "dancing," as if a giant soul-crushing murderous machine that destroyed families, ended lives, and created untold depths of human suffering is equivalent to the mayor from fucking Footloose.
An odd, odd film. Mournful and joyous, filled with discursions and seemingly unmoored from any concrete sense of timing or pacing. You could probably make a good case for this being a lesser Tarantino - I'm sure some would argue bottom-tier - and I expect reactions all across the board. And yet, as someone who has always been skeptical of Tarantino, I was spell-cast by Robbie's Sharon Tate - herself spell-cast by footage of the real Sharon Tate, a refractory…