I get that this movie is partially aping the aesthetic and ethos of Pavement itself in its construction, but the results are not nearly as effective for a documentary. Would not be a good choice to try to win over any new fans. A lot of middling quality live footage that plays out in sometimes 5-10 minute uninterrupted chunks. Very little spotlight on any of their studio stuff, which to me is most of the band’s appeal.
I, uh...did not like this. I kind of hated it. I’m honestly astounded at the rating this holds.
This felt like a glorified student film. It’s a white filmmaker essentially using serious racial and policing issues carelessly as his playthings in a Tarantino knockoff.
Every wouldn’t-it-be-cool use of the camera is painfully obvious and would be distracting if the film wasn’t already shallow to begin with.
The fact that this is compared to Do The Right Thing is simultaneously boring…
Wow. I cannot imagine liking this any less.
Blue Velvet is the world’s shittiest mystery. Without the distinction of the talent attached, its script isn’t fit for community theater. Good performances mean nothing to me when there’s next to nothing behind them, and frankly, even many of the performances here are overrated.
This film relies heavily on the viewer being so shocked or scandalized by the sexual proclivities depicted that it keeps them transfixed, because there’s nothing of substance going…