the way you people didn’t stop talking about this for months but failed to hold benny safdie’s dialect coach accountable for their work here……it was shocking To Me
the critiques that The Film Twitter People were throwing a tantrum over are fair, but a) i can say that while also saying i walked out of this with a huge, dumb smile on my face, those two thoughts can co-exist (do not come into this expecting a truly fleshed-out feminist fairytale), and b) we are so starved for original, interesting formal choices in movies that it made this all the more staggering. a joy. so many costuming and production…
so the hal hartley retrospective on criterion was announced today, and trust is pretty easily one of my favorite movies of all time, so i decided now was the time to dive into the rest of his filmography — and his first outing, which i knew shared at least some of trust’s basic dna, is where i decided to start.
it does feel like the prelude to everything that he would really develop in his next go, but the meat of…