Just watch Funny Games…
I really wish I liked this more but Sion Sono feels hamstrung here. Everytime you think it’s going to be a great example of his extreme and weird, it holds back and pulls all its punches.
Even Nic feels held back and restrained in this compared to other roles.
What does elevate this film is some great visual imagery and the cinematography is pretty good in a lot of it. Overall a little disappointed but it’s by no means awful, and could make a lite entryway into Sono’s filmography in the future.
There is an insane amount to unpack here. This film balances on the rusty blade of a knife, between utter trash and near incomprehensible genius.
This film has been called Dadaist, Surrealist, Absurdist. There are some arguments to be made for and against each of them. There is too much a narrative for it to be Dadaist. There is to much normalcy for it to be truly Surrealist. The disconnect between mind and reality is not great enough to be…
One of the most underrated films ever made, and one of my personal faves.
A clear response to Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the film presents a similar concept through the lens of the darkly comic, perverted world of the underground cartoonists.
I love the art style, and the overall tone. This film is just the right level of dark surrealism I enjoy and it is clear Bakshi is doing what he can with the script.
That said, the script is…