polemical film student. very inconsistent.
I’m pretty certain that one day I will sit down to watch Lord of the Rings and it will just click for me. however, I will never know what it’s like to watch The Sixth Sense without knowing anything about it. it’s just not something I will ever experience as a human, and this rare scenario does make me sad. despite having known the twist for a few years, watching this film really did raise the hairs on my body, most…
there was once a time in my life where I preferred the original Star Wars to Empire, but these days I’m confidently sat on the ‘perfect film’ train with most of you other nutters. mythical fantasy storytelling executed to perfection, glazed with this magical cinematic iconinity (it’s not a word but it should be and you know what I mean), exemplified by the instantly recognisable yet bizarrely idiosyncratic sound, set and costume design. I can’t think of a proper blockbuster which has matched Empire for sheer quality and intelligence in the entire canon of cinematic popular-culture, before or since.
From a technical point, impressive. My boy Joaquin has been far better (his portrayal as Freddie Quell in The Master perhaps being my choice for the greatest on-screen performance of all time) but he’s still excellent here. The score was riveting, bold and uncompromising. It’s nice to see De Niro back, and Atlanta stars Zazie Beets and Bryan Tyree Henry steal the few scenes they’re in. Cinematography checks out. Brilliant use of Cream’s ‘White Room’.
However, overall... Joker isn’t very good.…
a legitimate documentary that definitely feels like a mockumentary. and then you feel bare bad when they start getting serious and you're like oh damn this is a real documentary. yeah. some bits are hilarious though, unintentionallly I guess. the bald one is 1000x better than the in-the-closet one.