film-lover and hopeful film-maker
queer cinema is where it’s at
made sustained eye contact with David Lynch once
somehow Robert Altman (a man) directed one of the most heartbreaking, honest-feeling dramas of women’s experience that I’ve ever seen???
this stage-to-screen adaptation contains so much aching for the past that it physically hurts to watch some of it. Karen Black’s Joanne delivers a brilliant portrayal of a successful, confident trans woman who has returned to her hometown five-and-dime where the “Disciples of James Dean” are to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of James Dean’s death. their coming-together sparks all…
the guy directly behind me is probably the most vocal movie-watcher ever? he would repeat lines he thought were hilarious and he literally yelled anytime something gross/scary happened!
this meaningless comedic rip-off of Cronenberg’s Shivers (1975) has some amazingly gross effects but amounts to nothing more than a silly early 2000’s horror movie. in addition to ripping the basic plot from Shivers, this movie uses plot elements from 50’s sci-fi horror, steals visuals from 80’s slashers, and even recreates the scene…
my lit teacher in junior year of high school showed us the opening sequence of this film and then said “whatever you do, don’t watch this.” everyone did.
the opening sequence acts as a microcosm of the entire film, showing an idealized version of 1950’s America with postcard-perfect flowers and white picket fences. immediately, the sound design takes a Lynchian turn toward cosmic rumble, a man has a stroke (?!), and the camera descends below the grass of a manicured…
moral of the story: don’t be a woman in the 1700’s.
Anna Karina faces nothing but terrible options. her family forces her into the nunnery, where a cruel “mother superior” tortures her for the first half of the film. she transfers to a different convent, where the vibes are great until the head nun obviously just wants to fuck (who wouldn’t!) and abuses her superior status to make advances. after escaping with help from a priest accomplice, Karina has to…