woman who does shit (sometimes) and doesn't do shit (other times)
put this on bc i wanted something obvious and pretty to look at while high and it delivered. definitely better to me than my last crack at it years ago, precisely because of how profoundly fucked up everything surrounding kristin scott thomas is. while drive doesn’t work for me because the stoic, laboured refn dialogue juxtaposed with lots of stock criminal dialogue creates a mismatch, KST as the sole talkative intrusion into this world of quiet violence turns only god…
loved this!!! the way it submerges you into the deadpan clinical tone of his prior two in a more sci-fi context before only showing its hand, and thus its newly-distinct emotional core, in the last half hour is stunningly adept. probably the best thing cronenberg’s made in the 21st century. the real crime of the future is that there’s no uk release date for this in the future
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
(tw brief mentions of sexual and physical violence in the review, which is a given considering the film's subject matter)
in gregg araki's the doom generation, it states itself to be a "heterosexual film", to the point where it intentionally gives a vicious, hellish course-correction when its two male protagonists come close to a sexual encounter—nazis draped in american flags brutalise the heroic trio, leaving only two alive and speechless in an america now drained of colour and queerness. the…