Maybe I'll write a more articulate review later, but for now I will simply say that off all the Verhoeven films I've seen thus far, The 4th Man is potentially the most beautifully shot and maybe the one that made me the h*rniest??? this movie is so genderqueer and so Catholic and so hot.
The Dutch film title Spetters means both splatters -- of, say, french fry oil, petrol, mud, cum, or blood -- and (now outdated) slang for someone incredibly sexy. That untranslatable title really does incapsulate a lot of the spirit of this Verhoeven film.
It's one of those films that was mistaken for being homophobic and sexist and ableist, when I (and the group I watched it with in general) feel pretty strongly that it is in part about those things,…
I really enjoyed this Wat zien ik!? (literally "What do I see!?" but with the English title "Business is Business"). Someone I was watching it with mentioned that this reminded them a bit of Sedmikrásky (Daisies) and I totally agree. the context is very different, but some of the gleeful chaos and love/hate friendship is the same. and both are films i would describe as "romps".
Business is Business is legit funny and is a film with a protagonist who…
as an initial reaction, a list of things i like to see in a movie:
- brechtian shit
- musicals that could arguably be described as goth
- film portrayals of theatrical productions
- weird sex scenes
- clever editing
- prominent leather jackets
- critiques of shitty masculinity
- adam driver’s abs, apparently
if this also had vampires or aliens or demons or a non-linear narrative structure, Annette would probably check off all the Sid Branca boxes. this movie is definitely not for everyone but i absolutely fucking loved it, what a treat for me personally.