this is absolutely gorgeous in all of its glossy, dark, violent and fluorescent dreaminess. i’ve been totally enamoured with the 90’s recently, so a movie from the man behind some of the 90’s best music videos, staring some of the 90’s biggest music acts, is reeeeaaally hitting the spot right now. i’ll be the first to admit that the story is quite disjointed and overall it can be a little rough around the edges, but it’s so stylistically perfect that I can look past it. Belly is both hypnotic and ominous, a low, rumbling soundtrack will interrupt whatever 90’s r&b song is playing (shoutout devil’s pie by d’angelo <3) and conjure up a completely unique sense of dread, and I never wanted to look away for a moment.
Hype Williams’ mark is all over this, evident in that phenomenal opening scene alone, and i think it’s such a shame that he didn’t direct anymore feature length films!