How do I give a movie 11 stars out of 5?
I just watched NAKED LUNCH for the 1st time.
I don't know if it's a brilliant, fucked-up, crazy masterpiece - or a beautiful, messy, weird kinda failure that I think I kinda liked...
But the indecision & confused reaction to the film will haunt me for an excessive period of time.
Regardless, I love how Cronenberg builds worlds. Even his most out there, surreal, fantastical & insane realities have a weird, alluring, frighteningly cozy feel to them.
NAKED LUNCH might grow on…
A neon sex glinting off rain-stained streets wet dream.
A kinetic, surrealistic, survivalist, action film masterpiece.
And just like he did in STREETS OF FIRE, Walter Hill has created a dark, grimy, violent, hyper-real dangerous world that I kind of wish I could exist in.
There's a certain level of coziness in his darkness.
These worlds are broken glass comfort foods. They might hurt you, but they taste so good.
Colourful characters exist in the shadows and once again, like…