4:44 Last Day on Earth ★★★

maybe the most revealing film of ferrara's career, for better and for worse. end of the world as corny lower east side greaseballs nattering on, playing awful music, painting awful paintings. apocalypse as the death throws of les bohemian loft culture.

also contains some of the most beautiful scenes of ferrara's career, and of the 2000s - namely every scene where dafoe tries to engage the outside world through skype and fails.