A little bit Greek myth, a little bit Virginia Woolfe, and a little bit magic; review at Boulder Weekly
There are no title cards and no names to identify who we see or their position at the NYPL. Street signs and building facades are all we are given to orient ourselves geographically in the city. And you know what? It doesn’t matter. The mere presence of Wiseman’s camera is all the commentary we need.
Review at Boulder Weekly
Remember those old movies? The ones where a couple drives down the road, only they aren’t driving, they’re sitting in a car on some studio lot. And that’s not a road behind them; it’s a rear projection of road. Looks fake doesn’t it?
Did this fakery bother audiences back then? Not in the slightest. Back in the 1920s, ’30s and even into the ’40s, movies were about beautiful people living in fabulous mid-city apartments, dressing glamorously, saying the right thing…
Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a man who likes his pad, his body, his ride, his boys, his family, his church, his girls, and his porn. He likes his body, his pad, and his ride because they are always neat and tidy and well maintained. He likes his boys, his girls, his family, and his church, because he sees them on a regular basis (and only a regular basis). He likes his porn because it allows him something that reality cannot…