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I love a medievel courtroom drama (Witchhammer, Trial of Joan of Arc) because they will say outrageous things like "We all know it's a fact that a rape cannot make a woman pregnant!" and I wish there was more of that in this movie tbh but more importantly, never in my LIFE did I expect a Nicole Holofcener and Ridley Scott collab!
The only Nicole Holofcener movie I hadn't seen and it eluded me for so long so, damn, what a payoff! It's my favorite! This is everything I've wanted from her movies but they fall short of this kind of mood. It's just natural, easy. She's at her most Rohmer here. Catherine Keener is perfect, always. Sheer presence. It's just stuffed full of so many tossed-off details and casual dialogue and circumstances that I want to geek out on here (ok,…
Andy Warhol said once (I'm paraphrasing) if you shut down a mall with everything in it, and reopen it a few decades later, it becomes art. That all department stores become museums, and vice versa. He also said he didn't think people died, they just went to department stores.
'Chopping Mall' is the art, the museum, and heaven.