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  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    Where the Crawdads Sing

    Where the Tropes Sing is very much a movie for fans of the novel, which I have not read. I tried, but realized pretty quickly it wasn’t for me. it’s overwritten yet vague in that “it’s universal, it applies to us all” generality that just doesn’t do it for me post-tumblr circa 2014.

    I mention the book at all because (1) this is an adaptation and (2) it seems to be a very loyal one at that. it begins with a…

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    no it’s not better than Walk Hard, but it leans so far into the very thing Walk Hard parodied that it works. it’s grand and opulent and melodramatic but doesn’t take itself seriously—and it shouldn’t! i’m a sucker for the Great Gatsby treatment of the Colonel, who works as a Nick Carraway proxy to let the audience into the other side of Elvis the Character. if this bowed down and kissed Elvis’ feet it’d be a worse film. instead it lets the Colonel…

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