<3 = really good
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really is the closest that science fiction cinema has ever gotten to the spirit of new wave science fiction literature — conceptual and formal boldness that allows ideas to organically unfold without necessary regard to commercial demands or conventional narrative satisfaction. thought of ballard and delany and how they imagined what artmaking can look like in the future, as well as their oblique articulations of apocalyptic, dessicated settings, but cronenberg of course has ideas completely his own (artmaking has always…
one of the most ambitious films of its time, to articulate both an intellectual metacinematic argument about how revolutionary imperatives can best be communicated and a psychological drama about revolution's personal dimensions and what it means to be materially and spiritually disconnected from it. can't not give a shout to kk mahajan, as always; the mix of visual registers he brings to this film — the contemplative dollies and abstraction of space itself of maya darpan, the filmy zooms and…
yeah ngl i miss that phase in the early 2010s when disney made really weird and ambitious and totally earnest shit like this as opposed to whatever the fuck is going on rn. this is a kids movie, but it’s crafted specifically to be the most badass kids movie out there, and you gotta love it