I’m from the pre-Netflix era.
When Blockbuster Video existed. 📼
Dear Evan Hansen is a cringe worthy, emotionally manipulative, miscalculation. As someone who’s unfamiliar with the source material, the story is surprisingly jarring. Though Ben Platt gives a sincere performance, the titular character is not likable nor appealing. Or at least in the way this film desperately tries to portray. Much has also been made about Platt’s appearance on screen as a teenager and…unfortunately the criticisms ring true as his mature presence, at times, feels distracting.
But worst of all…
The Eyes of Tammy Faye is by no means perfect. It’s, at times, a conventional yet tonally mixed bag of camp. But there’s no denying the entertainment factor. And when the emotions hit, it’s felt. Mostly due to the fantastic performance by Jessica Chastain. Her portrayal is truly realized & committed. Which humanizes its central figure while elevating the material.
You know how in the 70’s porn tried to go mainstream? There was a certain sophistication to seeing a XXX flick in a theater as an erotic experience. Dry Wind is essentially that kind of film for me.
What an invigorating, liberating, beautifully made, fantasy of desire and sex. It perfectly captures the fever dream state of queer euphoria. The movie is in your face about sexuality but is crafted with art house style.
It’s one of the wildest, raunchiest, dirtiest, sexiest, gayest pieces of cinema I’ve ever seen. And I loved every moment.
In an era of transparency, a great trailer can unintentionally set a film up for inevitable disappointment.
Hollywood has this habitual tendency to reveal too much of the plot or the funniest bits in preview clips. Especially for R-rated comedies.
So in turn I wasn't expecting much from "Girls Trip". I knew it would have hilarious moments. But I didn't think it would exceed my assumptions.
The movie is a raunchy, salacious, laugh out loud comedy with a…