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favourites are like the weather, they’re always changing
I really wanted to love this film, and I do think it has a certain charm, but mostly it’s just very proud of itself. There’s a constant rubbing of each other’s backs about how interested they are in each other and how open they can be about their “unique” perspectives on life. I love the concept ... on paper. I just don’t think it is executed hugely well.
“When you look at me, who do I look at?”
There is so much to say about Portrait of a Lady on Fire, but I want to highlight one part that particularly stood out to me.
There is one moment where they are all in the kitchen: the maid, the painter and the model. The maid is embroidering, the painter pouring wine and the model chopping mushrooms. Everything is easy, slow. They are silent. While the maid and model look…
“And what colour was the bus?”
Thank you Peter Strickland for your:
- Ever wild and vibrant imagination
- Suspiria references and general Gallo aesthetic (i.e. if you like red you’ll LOVE this film)
- operatic rendition of a stag night
- supreme juxtaposition of mundane domestic life and sinister witchy activity
- indulging in the representation of mannequin fetishes and erotica alike
- putting me off wearing red dresses for life
In Fabric feels like the love child of…