1989 films were made the same year I was
This Ivan Reitman produced early David Cronenberg feature serves as quite the equalizing, multidimensional reminder:
• that Canadian men have ability of being just as depraved, opportunistic, horny and womanizing as American men…
• that in fact there likely also exists a radical overabundance of guns within the civilian population of Canada (just as there now seems to be within the U.S.)
• How unconscionably horrifying Rabies virus is, especially in considering the notion of ‘Rabid’ creatures or humans; and…
rewatching this film in anticipation for Schrader’s new film First Reformed, i was not disappointed by my own high expectations since watching this for my first time a half-decade ago... love everything about this film, from the brilliant casting + acting, its perfect slow-burn pacing, the seedy underbelly color palets used for 1970’s LA, and the vibey score.
can’t help but be reminded of a film i’d seen since: The inferior-in-every-single-way 8MM dir by Joel Schumacher/starring Nicholas Cage...Despite the execution, these…