Filmmaker at SCAD Atlanta
JUNK FOOD coming soon
It’s been much easier for me to get behind little filmmaker interference, especially in films based on actual events. To let the story exist outside of critical analysis is safe considering how recent this tragedy took place but also kinda the only right way to show what a tremendous feat these brave men accomplished. The endurance of people willing to risk their lives when thrust in one of the real worlds most unfortunate scenarios is simply awe-inspiring. It’s difficult to direct something this straightforward and while the film doesn’t say anything new, it’s a thrilling characterization of the human spirit.
Bizzare, muddled, unconventional, crass, offensive, dark, decisive, yet somehow self-deprecating and simultaneously vein, Pauly Shore is Dead is the type of movie that comes along once in a lifetime, it's impossible to categorize.
I was caught off guard when I started the movie, whereas I'm used to watching films with actual focus lenses and depth to their cameras, this film has next to no focus/depth and looks like it's shot with a $20 Best Buy video camera.
The film reminds…
It begins without realizing. Easy-going, oddly specific, but confounding in a state of profound levity. Similarly to how Inherent Vice disregards typical rise and falls pacing, this yearns to find truth in unexplained circumstances and chance connections. Licorice Pizza, once a chain record store in the valley, is never referenced throughout the film, but the experience of an innocent “record-store love” channels the spirit of youth and provides generous instruction for how to vibe under those indistinguishable blue hour skies.