My favorite part of this movie was when E.T. twerked while detailing the potential side effects of Xeljanz XR.
It seems increasingly clear to me that the major flaw of the MCU post-Infinity Saga is the absence of some sort of core, a center around which the disparate superheroic elements might occasionally reconvene so as to emphasize the notion of a larger shared story that's worth telling. Characters still pop up in one another's movies and TV shows from time to time now, but that isn't enough to get audiences invested in a whole wide fictional world. We're in…
I threw on Kino's A Christmas Past in the background while I put up the tree today (shamefully and inexcusably late) and, deciding that the music accompanying the silent shorts was too pensive and maudlin, I just muted the TV and put on a random xmas music playlist. I was expecting some fun juxtapositions but, right out the gate, this chronicle of old-timey folks frolicking in the snow set to Mannheim Steamroller's 'Carol of the Bells' was just too hilariously perfect. Recommended!
This was very satisfying to watch, like a well-oiled machine built to deliver aesthetic spectacle. A Hitchcockian slasher flick that could rest easily on its visual laurels alone but with a murder mystery plot that, while fairly simple, was engaging enough in its details that I was easily sucked into its whodunnit intricacies.
But the visuals! My god! I kept thinking that this would be great to just put on silently in the background sometime. Bava's camera movement and use…