Talkhouse was kind enough to let me share my thoughts on Ishtar and the punk Elaine May! 🤟🏻 💘 🤟🏻
Fellow Letterbox-heads, check out the piece and, whatever you do...do not watch Ishtar!
Long live Elaine May!
Da 5 Bloods is a genre-bending, psychedelic exploration of the living casualties of war. In Lee's masterful strokes, he doesn't shy from filling his frames with annotations to the war genre, from Fuller to Coppola to Huston. Think Apocalypse Later.
If I had to describe it to someone, it's like The Act of Killing meets The Treasure of Sierra Madre meets Last Flag Flying. Yes, that's a wide net of references - and some admonish Lee for even attempting the…
Rang in Canada Day with a film about American espionage and the CIA, which doubled as a formal and literal Marshal McLuhan-esque critique of television. Take that, Canadian media literacy classes!
Was fortunate enough to see a 16mm print of the TV Edit (Which somehow still allowed for decapitated canines and cocaine face masks) and so my review is checkered by the experience. It's hard to judge this film separate of it because it was such a rad print and…
Remember growing up, the kid in the class who was the loudest, the one that would remind you that he was listening to “Loft Music” before House of Balloons even dropped, the one that liked Adam Sandler ironically, the one that came into class with the Air Jordans XX2s that their dad bought them but boasted how “he stole them from the back of a truck”?
Uncut Gems is kind of like that kid. Its relentlessness makes sure you know just…
So let me get this straight...you spend 4 hours on Jeffrey Epstein without once touching upon:
1. The medical examiner being the same person who tagged JFK, George Floyd, and MLK Jr.
2. Judge Berman, who sentenced Epstein, being buddies with Bill Clinton
3. Ghislaine Maxwells well documented international connections (especially within the UK and Israel)
4. The millions of dollars that flooded into Epsteins dormant offshore account after he died and then magically disappeared
5. The hushed trial and…