stop calling me pretentious
Joaquin does a very good job, but that's pretty much the only good part about this thing. It lacks commitment to any theme at all! It feels like a socialist anti-billionaire thing but that never comes to fruition, espeically seeing as how the protestors are effectively demonized by the end.
DeNiro basically serves as a reminder that this is inspired by Taxi Driver and King of Comedy, repeatedly reminding you that this is a tepid, half-hearted attempt at recapturing the…
"Life is beautiful. Really, it is. Full of beauty and illusions. Life is great. Without it, you'd be dead."
I've always enjoyed this film, but it didn't really "click" until I saw this tonight on the big screen. (Shoutout to Wealthy Theatre.)
Gummo is a phenomenal slice-of-life, except the relevant life is the one we don't like to think about. Those tiny industry towns in the middle of Nowhere, USA, filled with the classic white trash stereotype.
Korine succeeds so…