arthur russell wannabe
faves are based purely on vibes
i love you mommy
one of the most viscerally upsetting films i’ve ever seen. detached, angry, destructive, violent, grief stricken and painful. zombie builds upon everything he added to the original film, and is able to explore the kind of damage that the mental health system and the true crime industrial complex do to the world around us. we accept those we deem appropriate for polite society and institutionalize those that we fucked up too badly, never attacking anything that…
hard to put into words my feelings on this one. really hit a place buried deep within me, brought out those feelings of internet forums and adolescent social media usage. an overwhelming sense of vague unease about who you are, trying to figure yourself out through other’s experiences, never feeling totally yrself. not at all what i expected and all the better for it. haunting, messy, and beautiful.
pretty slight overall, a love of cinema and the power of images is obviously very present in the film but is never fully explored beyond the surface level. still zhang yimou is still a great image maker and is able to capture some beautiful scenes throughout, and was still overall very charming if somewhat toothless.
madness and beyond the infinite
a visual collage of violence, anger, hollywood obsession, blood, and food. chaotic and abrasive, assaulting the viewer at every turn and yet still finding ways to create beautiful images. the mix of formats is gorgeous, colours are so saturated. the editing and layering of images enraptures you, simultaneously creating horror and fascination. the lo-fi effects work well with the editing to make it all feel like a dream, or perhaps nightmare. the appropriation of footage…