extended clip is a podcast
it's wild how a director can be so focused on being edgy that they forget to do the whole mise-en-scene thing.
i don't even wanna touch the problematic elements of the premise because, well, i don't. let's just accept the premise as is. we get it, depiction not endorsement, but what is the actual point/thesis? that these characters, like most autofiction artists in the internet age, are narcissistic to the point of harming everyone in their lives? or that Peter’s…
“Osama shouldve hooped instead of tryna kill ppl cause he tall as hell!“ - Terry Rozier @T_Rozzay3
a procedural about obsession like Zodiac, but with torture instead of journalism. the raid on the compound is brilliantly executed but the rest was just okay for me. or, she’s a 10 but she’s spent more time at CIA black sites than you’ve spent with your family.
I have to see it again, but not in the way that his dense masterpieces like Inherent Vice, Phantom Thread, or The Master require a second viewing. This one just slapped a stupid grin on my face the whole time, laughing with two of my best friends for 130 minutes, on the verge of crying tears of joy, so I can't really go beyond scratching the surface in my initial evaluation.
I watched Boogie Nights for the umpteenth time last…