It's fun to watch movies! I also do music like film scoring and songwriting and stuff.
Cat People 1982
Not just a movie about cat people, but cat people in heat! After actually staying in a house with two black cats in heat while on a trip to Seattle a few weeks ago, I feel like I understand this movie much more.
I do like the original Cat People better, it just feels more meaningful and focused and subtle and tragic, but this one is a lot of fun. At times it has the spirit of a giallo, and…
Not a subtle movie.
As opposed to a 3-hour montage-y Scorsese film, where you feel like you're in the hands of a master craftsmen, this film constantly feels like it's spiraling out of control and all over the place like a runaway train. Maybe that's a positive unique quality one can find in it, but I found it kind of unintentionally funny, full of baffling choices, and tiring. I also think the extremely fast-paced, chaotic style takes away from the…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I am surprised how much I disliked this and I'm still trying to process what didn't work for me. It's that kind of movie, where something just feels off and I can't get into it.
For one, it felt 4 hours long. I can't believe how badly paced and slow this was. The nearly sold out audience in the theater seemed to be asleep the whole time. When things finally start happening what feels like 90 minutes in, I was…
Fourth of July 2022
Seen at Beacon Theater, world premiere.
From our seats, giant speakers were blocking the left side of the screen and the sound was so boomy and reverby that I missed tons of dialogue. But in any case, I wanted to like this more than I did. It didn't seem to have as sure a hand in the directorial voice, both in the visuals and performances, as much as any random episode of Louie did. It felt kind of like a…