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Baz Luhrmann’s bedazzled portrayal of Elvis is loud, psychedelic, and braggadocious. The King of Rock and Roll himself was a poor kid who was beaten and exploited by Col. Tom Parker. Tom Parker, himself was a mysterious traveling showman who tried to get Elvis in shape. But unfortunately went to high on his supply. Needling morphine, pills, and countless debts. Elvis’s psyche was practically destroyed once he set foot in Las Vegas for his yearly-long residence. But before all that,…
Excuse me while I transport myself into the kosher hot dog fingers universe. I can eat hot dogs all day….
The Daniels ability to turn low brow art into high art continues to impress me. Everything Everywhere All At Once is the most original film you’ll see this year. Bursting with high energy and action set pieces, the film’s basic plot of an Asian mother trying to do her taxes suddenly turns into a nightmare scenario. Evelyn’s from multiple universes…
Happy 4th of July! And what a wonderful time to re-experience a British legend, James Bond. I still have some gripes about this finale. Rami Malek is a boring, stoic villain. Yet, I think tying everything to the Spectre evil organization brings closure to the Craig era. Fukunaga‘s direction is nostalgic yet very fresh. His iconic one-take style continues to be impressive well deep into his filmography.
As someone who’s slightly a causal James Bond fan, I’m going…
George Washington and them aliens man.
Linklater’s hangout film is one of the greatest to be filmed. Each conversation comes back with a biting comedic edge. The attention to detail in terms of the music and culture is greatly appreciated. You can’t come out of this film without quoting Matthew Mcconaughey’s iconic “alright alright” dialogue. I always forget that a young Anthony Rapp and Ben Affleck show up in their respective roles. This is certainly a great add on to my criterion collection.
To open your film with an unsimulated sex scene is incredibly bold and insane. Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn recently won the Golden Bear at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival. I’m not entirely familiar with this director’s work nor the Romanian New Wave movement. This was a wild ride to uncover. The first part of the film is about a teacher who is caught up with a sex tape scandal. We follow her through the streets of Bucharest,…