This is was amazing. Mythology, overt religiousity, lesbians "good for her-ing," Rory Culkin, true love in the face of oppression.
It is a slow build but the pot simmers over and almost EXPLODES in your face.
Criterion Challenge: Film 14. Genre: Musical/Music Themed
“Nobody lends money to a man with a sense of humor.” Peter
So I was out of music related Criterion’s that I have had on my to watch list. Luckily, I had the BBS set that I bought when it was first released and had put some revisits on my list. Having no knowledge of The Monkeys, I skipped this on initial watch. What a shame!
I still don’t know much about the…
There is an interesting movie floating around in this mess....somewhere? It just needed another pass on a rewrite to undo the kitchen sink mentality of "dang wouldn't it be cool if..." vibe and replace with a narrative that moves.
Speaking of moving...we should edit this again as well and cut about 15 minutes out of it. Maybe cut some (or a lot) of the gratuitous and constant nudity? Even if you cut 15 minutes of boobs and sex, you'd still…
Week 4: Jan. 22-Jan. 28
Sonny Chiba Week
Though we lost him to COVID in August 2021, Sonny Chiba left a huge mark on the cinematic world, first as a prolific actor in Japanese cinema in everything from yakuza movies to samurai films and even some more dramatic roles, eventually becoming a well known name across the world. Check out one of his movies this week, which would have been his 83rd birthday (January 22nd).
Sister Street Fighter is frantic! The…
Wow! This is the film young me wanted when I saw 28 Days Later. I recognize that that film is probably better, but it is such an old story...."Ohhhhh, look at how MAN is the true enemy."
Heck no, I want the zombies to be the TRUE enemy. Oh and the protagonist. We can get some person vs. self action going on, where isolation makes our friend go a little batty.
The direction is spectacular, the music choices and sound in general put this one in the masterpiece realm for me.