A dazzling study of the female gaze that introduces a whole new meaning to the concept of voyeurism. Portrait de la jeune fille en feu is the first film that I have seen that both criticises the voyeuristic gaze and yet dares to acknowledge the pleasure that comes with feeling seen. Whereas other feminist films have - oftentimes very successfully - dismantled the male gaze by emphasising its oppressive and uncomfortable nature (Sofia Coppola is a master in this) or…
I have a rule for myself that I don’t rate movies that I haven’t watched until the end, so I won’t. This was such an uninspired, lazy, and quite frankly problematic attempt at milking a cash cow of a franchise that was initially pretty intriguing that I walked out after an hour. Could have been a beautiful exploration of the problems surrounding nostalgia and romanticism, but it was just bland.
I will never claim to know who Freddie Mercury was - but then again, I will never attempt to make a biopic about him. I do know, however, that this movie is an insult to his legacy, or at least, what I know of it. It is the most generic biopic I have ever seen, so completely devoid of creativity, style, courage, passion, that it depressed me. And I've seen similar biopics, it's actually the reason why I don't tend…
tilda swinton fucking SNAPPED
This reimagining of a classic film that is very dear to me is everything I could have hoped for and simultaneously nothing I could have ever imagined. The power of a good remake always lies in maintaining a respectful attitude while recontextualizing the original piece, but I personally find a fresh perspective on an old story even more important. This one does both - there are moments that clearly pay homage to Argento’s…