I know Rhoda’s the killer in the context of the story, but I’m still positive that Leroy has several corpses buried somewhere in his basement.
My first Andy Milligan film and probably not my last, but Jesus Christ, I need a break before I dive into more. A break and a chemical shower.
This is one of the strongest cinematic reckonings of one’s demons I’ve ever seen. Obviously the main formulas of all his films (from what I’ve heard) are here, and formulated through a Tennessee Williams filter with a half-hearted murder subplot thrown in. But unlike Tennessee Williams, you can tell as you watch…
Lot to unpack here and will likely need a rewatch, but my initial impression is that this is probably the second richest and most theme-driven film of Soderbergh’s post-retirement filmography behind High Flying Bird. But where that movie still had shot-on-IPhone flavor for better and worse, this has gorgeous cinematography and use of natural lighting that makes the whole thing go down smoother and likely is what makes people believe this is a lot less complex than it really is.…
I’ve been living in NYC for over five years and have still never seen a 35mm revival of this?? Come on, Film Forum, Metrograph, get your ish together.
There’s a lot of different types of comedy in this masterwork, but I think one of the greatest elements is how flagrantly it hoists its middle finger towards anything resembling story structure, plot, and dialogue. One character will say something random, and like the greatest improv class ever, each character will follow…