this was surprisingly a really great watch w my bf, just flipping through trashier stuff in netflix and stumbled on this since i remembered anne rice's passing and her legacy of vampire fiction. i would have loved to explore more of the vampire lore in relation to their wealth and labor. given the two main vampires were pretty much white slave owners who preyed on slaves and prostitutes. nothing much is said about how their wealth was maintained through hundreds…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The first film of 2022 that I’ve intentionally sat down to watch.
Everything in this film is rightfully subdued, repressed, and held close to the heart. In that graveyard scene, Wang playfully writes a typically vulnerable moment set against a garish display of emotion which made me burst into both tears and laughter. Understanding grief is complex; it is a silent and slow thief.
I remember when my grandfather was deciding whether he would live life as it were normal…
i am only disappointed with the fact that this could've been much more class conscious with how many tongue-in-cheek moments it had regarding labor unions, class antagonisms, etc which surprised me coming from something on netflix. seemed to be socially aware enough of telenovela tropes it tried to play off but not enough to subvert them to say something more meaningful, and i was definitely more invested in the world than any of the characters.