"Yeah, baby!" - Rosemary, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Still really good. I met Simon Amstell once and told him I loved this, and he was like "Great, someone did!" He was very nice.
It's not unusual for an offhand remark or gag to feel eerily prescient a few years later, but holy moly everything about the "super swine flu" in this basically came to pass. The only difference is the death toll in reality was many times greater. A nice reminder that reality will always refuse to be outdone by satire.
I have a very bad memory, and that depresses me. When friends are talking about funny stories from their youth, I love hearing them, and always want to share my own. But I can't remember them. Sometimes people even tell me funny stories I played a vital role in. It's all news to me. "Did that happen?" I ask. They can't believe I don't remember. "Oh yeah, I remember now!" I lie. It's so bad that I've gotten to the…
Has there ever been a film less interested in making itself understandable to a wider audience than Char's Counterattack? Hell, even Gundam veterans are going to say "Huh?" several times in the first fifteen minutes alone. Without so much as a title card of text establishing what has come before, we're dropped straight into the conclusion of a series that never existed. The pacing is absolutely breakneck for the first... hour and a half? Not only are we on the…