a movie about finding genuine community and artistic fulfillment in a niche underworld where others can only see through a lens of utter disdain; also a movie about burt reynolds inventing the bangbus. the sheer colorful confidence of this is astounding, especially on 35mm.
FOR THE HUNGRY BOY.
the genius of this is that its surface tricks you into thinking you're watching stuffy, fussy movie about an obsessive artist but it's actually an incredibly playful, perverse little romcom about a boy who likes his treats and wants to be dommed by his wife. gonna need paul to post his bdsmtest.org results. just wanna see something real quick. anyway, goals. and damn that surface was pretty damn immaculate in 70mm.
when they said wonder woman 1984 i thought they meant like neon colors and synths but they meant all the horrifying, reagan era geopolitics and middle eastern stereotypes. doesn't help that it also looks like shit and has no sense of character or pace, it can't even successfully recreate the clean action or lead chemistry that the first film had let alone attach them to some sort of story, the whole thing just bizarrely lumbers to its 5 minutes of…
everything about how this has been self-consciously stylized makes it far too cute and polished to enter the ugly and surreal realm that a movie like this needs to get to, it feels like a little boy playing dress-up polanski/argento, and im sorry if this is insensitive but these movies had a certain kind of unsettlingly raw, dirty power to them when made by the legitimate perverts of their era. in 2021 there's nothing here but shallow image recreation (and…