After embarrassingly stumbling his way throughout the entire set of questions, Noé's interviewer at Film Fest Ghent had the audacity to conclude with these words: thank you for your time, Mr. Argento, erroneously referring to one of the main actors of VORTEX; the legendary director Dario Argento.
I found my way to the exit after the credits started rolling and saw Gaspar Noé standing against a wall, waiting to be escorted back to his hotel. I went up to him and said: it was an experience, 'Mr. Argento'. Thank you.
13 ASSASSINS is, above all, a clear conveyance of how flawed the samurai ideology is. Considering unapologetic loyalty is one of their biggest morals, blind honor will still be upheld as honor, regardless of possible intrinsic and extrinsic conflict. But how far does fealty go, before it just becomes absurd subjugation? I found that in GHOST OF TSUSHIMA, similar efforts were made to show the two-sided coin of honor, and how cruelty can force the abandonment of archaic ideas.
Not great. Whenever the documentary starts getting interesting - such as how the remix to Go came about, or how he lived in a factory for 50 bucks a month for a considerable amount of time while making music - it shifts to pretentious pseudo-artistic intermezzos and weird reiterations of his childhood memories.
There's very little actual musical content here, very little to learn about him as an artist, and to make matters worse, the last half hour is just…
Is that what you think this is about?! That you let me die? I don't know what clouded your judgment worse, your guilt or your antiquated sense of morality! Bruce, I forgive you for not saving me. But why? Why on God's Earth is HE still alive? Ignoring what he's done in the past. Blindly, stupidly, disregarding the entire graveyards he's filled, the thousands who have suffered, the friends he's crippled. You know, I thought... I thought I'd be the last…
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A very intriguing and self-aware introspection into Kanye Wests gradual mental deterioration. This strangely even was several months before his outburst at the 2009 VMA's; which would turn out to be a defining moment in both his career and life. That was when the media decided they'd villify Kanye until the end of his days, and nothing would ever be the same. Of course he does and says dumb shit from time to time, and he can't…