5/5 Abyssmal christian propaghanda feat. Gretchen Weiners.
I hate it so much I love it.
Uncut, purely raw, and fresh and outspoken Spike is my favorite Spike. The more I piece through his movies the more I love what he has to say and the ways in which he communicates them.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that he kept it so close to home for so long in his directing. Not only is this a film about Nola GETTIN HERS - taking control of her sexual freedom and autonomy, but it is Spikes' love letter to Brooklyn. The place that shaped he, and his characters, into the people they are.
Definitely the most "Scorsese" film Scorsese has ever done, or at least that I have seen. Classic themes of his: Catholic religiosity, doubt, masculinity, and empathy within an organized crime narrative with WILD and strange camera angles and cinematography, (partially due to the crew having to suddenly adjust to steady-cams) and completely raw atmosphere. I would go as far as to say that this is his best example of experimental filmmaking and I am all in!