Magical Movie Bunny Girl | She/Her
“You’re in the theater: poor people therapy”
I just had surgery, and asked to have dvds for the dvd player in my hospital room. They gave me a giant folder of dvds that had the strangest rhyme and reason between them. Alongside Eureka season 3.5, The Nutty Professor, and Match Point … is The Saddest Music In The World and THIS BEAUTIFUL ANOMALY on a collection of this guy’s short films. I guess if you want to find wild experimental cinema, get injured and then ask the nurse for DVDs
You can’t say this isn’t John Woo. This is him in his late style, and his late style is clearly incredibly subtractive. It’s a shell of a movie, and maybe that’s kinda fun. A suggestion of a blockbuster from 18 years ago, made now for less than it would have been. Funny how even now John Woo will leap at the chance to make US Government propaganda.
Absolutely insane that Mark Jenkin has NEON distributing this FULL STOP EXPERIMENTAL film. This movie is non-narrative, in such a way that visible theatrical runs have not seen since the Roegs and Boormans of the late 60s and 70s. That is not to say that I did not receive a takeaway, however. Enys Men assaulted me with a feeling, an evocation of a specific space and time and emotion. I can tell you I related to this film, and yet…