Just another queer reviewing movies | 21 | queer/bi
Porco Rosso is an incredibly charming take-down of war's effects on one's humanity. Although it is the funniest and most light-hearted film of Miyazaki's career, it cuts to the heart precisely because we find so much love for the titular pig who lost his humanity. He commits the same acts of bravery we would attribute to knights of valor, yet he is critical of the systems in place that led him to gain the skills to pull of said acts. Through this dichotomy, we can both relate to and respect him. The thread of love for this film comes from this love for him.
People act like Scorsese was damning all commercial art when he likened comic book movies and blockbusters to theme parks, but he wasn't wrong when shit like this exists. And in fairness, the original Space Jam is not much better either on that front or any other technical quality but there's something about this one that feels much cheaper. There are many instances I could point to like how classic Hollywood cinema scenes are just painted over with IP or…
Im largely blown away by the beauty presented in The Matrix: Resurrections that it is hard to hold my thoughts together. The reports that it was Lana Wachowski's New Nightmare is true and I adore that she went beyond an exploration of her own feelings for the films and expands the philosophical nature of the franchise to create a fascinating message about manufactured consent and art. Considering my own frustrations with our current blockbuster landscape, it was nice seeing an…
Old is a haunting, beautiful exploration of the changes throughout one's life as well as how fast it can all go. Shyamalan is full force here in many aspects though I'd say the strongest suit he wears is scene and shot composition. This is my 7th film back in theaters and definitely the most beautiful in that respects (sorry, Nomadland). The landscape the film takes place in could very quickly become boring but the camera is constantly trying to innovate…