A movie built around a Central Metaphor and while it doesn't get as algebraic about it as mother! did it also doesn't go off the deep end into the heightened imagery/wildness either. There's some interesting ideas at play here, all men are the same so they look out for each other... kinda like how a man will pester a woman until its revealed she already has a boyfriend (more respect for this anonymous man than the woman they're bothering) but…
For as long as I can recall, I've always been fascinated by suicide & the stigma attached to it (maybe this is side effect of a prominent figure--kurt cobain--killing himself when I was nine years old, an age where everything was influential) so the premise & tone here fit snug into my wheelhouse. The friendship/chemistry between Jerrod Carmichael & Christopher Abbott is on point. On the Count of Three has a sturdy base! Where it loses me is in the story... by that,…
I watched Loqueesha (it’s on Amazon Prime) and it’s just as terrible as you imagined it would be. A few surprises/thoughts:
1. They acknowledge the problematic nature of the premise of the film but don’t really address it. It’s a bizarre confrontation that ends in the two people (the white guy and black woman) kissing.
2. There are a large number of non-white speaking roles in the film, more so than all of the Coen Brothers movies combined.
3. It takes…