Kristen Wiig is maybe one of the only legitimate stars to have emerged in the past decade of US cinema, an occurrence even more unlikely in light of the general paucity Hollywood has been suffering in parallel to its IP blockbuster consolidation. She’s immediately appealing but mercurial as an actress, seeming equally at ease in studio comedy and darker-toned dramatic work. Hardly the first SNL cast member to moonlight in what’s left of Indiewood, Wiig deserves attention for the specific…
"I hate myself
I hate myself
I hate myself
For loving you"
The text people are searching for to decode this bizarre film is Hiroki Azuma's critical theory book Otaku: Japan's Database Animals. I first heard of the book through McKenzie Wark, who, following Azuma, posited that Japan had begun grappling with post-modernity several decades earlier than the rest of the world. This I think is true, because what began in Japan can be seen emerging in the United States…
From the zero-G post-cinematics of its first shot, a digital tableau of Superman impaled upon Doomsday’s spear-tipped arm, ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE promises a cinema whose massive expense can’t help but create something new. Just what that new thing is, I’m not sure anyone can say yet. Money seems an abstraction in talk of this film; fair enough, there’s plenty else to focus on, but a lot of capital is at work here too, thrown together hastily in…