the witch was cool and the weird experimental soundtrack was startling and interesting as background noise while stoned but this didn't really grab me
I always knew about this movie peripherally as a gay film Keanu Reeves was in, but didn't realise it was so weird, or that it was a Shakespeare adaptation! I was surprised, and more surprised still at how much I enjoyed it. It's shot really nicely, tells a simple compelling story with visually interesting imagery and I mean, Shakespeare knew how to write dialogue, so that's all good to great. I guess I only find Shakespeare's period settings and characters…
Rewatching this cements this in my mind as a bonafide classic, not just in queer cinema, but in the pantheon of movies in general. It has such a sense of style, charm, realism and it never once feels dull to me for a second of it's runtime. I still can't believe just how WEIRD it is, as well as how exceptionally well realised it is.
The bright neon plastic visuals and dreamy vibe of everything and the sharp dialogue and…
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A fun horror comedy farce about the conceits of the rich and the famous, contrasting vapid hollow celebrity with classic Gothic Horror monstrosity in a clever way. So campy and absurd the whole way through and Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn's comic ability to act as actresses who are dramatically feigning emotion is really funny to witness. I watched this when I was quite young and so much was lost on me.
Honestly though, I think this would be PERFECT…