i had been looking forward to this episode just because i knew it was the only Sense8 thing on letterboxd & i super wanted a chance to gush about the show in general, but then the episode itself had the audacity to be so good that it would warrant quite a bit of its own breathless admiration. and it also gave me a new direction i want to go in what i'm talking about here. but like. as a girl i…
A film directed by the Wachowski sisters
"The truth is, I couldn't have been more proud of you. Not because you won, but because you stood up, you weren't afraid, and you did what you thought was right."
I usually try to avoid rewatches on challenges, but that was literally impossible with this category as I've seen every single film the Wachowski Sisters have ever made. They are, quite possibly, my favorite filmmakers. Not only…
this movie: [proposes a complex & multilayered causal framework with complex relationships between reality & the movie]
me: lol sure
this movie: [a character offers another character drugs]
me: [waiting for the edibles i took earlier to kick in] ... wait...
(realtalk: i kinda love the whole choose ur own adventure format & would super love more uses of it!!)
ok, u know what? i can't believe i was so down on this the first time i saw it. it actually kinda rules. and it's so gay.
like, ok, i don't love barugon's design (though it honestly kinda grew on me as the film went on), but the motherfucker shoots fucking rainbows that blow up tanks and missiles and shit. that is the biggest gay power move ever, y'all. (speaking of power…
There's an impossibly moody-looking city. Penguin is reimagined as a gothic villain. Christopher Walken doesn't feel out of place at all as industry captain Max Schreck, who walks around in a fucking cape. There are huge, exaggerated emotions and motivations throughout like you might also find in a gothic novel or movie. Penguin's motivation isn't "he's a mobster, idk," Catwoman's motivation isn't "she's a jewel thief, idk." Both are motivated by revenge, both are more complicated mirrors of Batman's own…
1 A Film Nominated for Best Picture in 1939
Frankly, my dear, I can't fucking believe I wasted almost 4 hours of my life watching pro-Confederacy revisionist propaganda. Nor can I believe that, even during the height of Segregation, it was lauded by critics and was nominated for and won an unprecedented number of Academy Awards. Americans are so forgiving of white supremacy when it comes from within our own borders, it just makes me…