film-lover and hopeful film-maker
made sustained eye contact with David Lynch once
people who think Coraline is scary are in for a real treat with this one. grotesque and dirty and rough, this animation does impossible things practically. mural and papier-mâché stop motion come in and out of existence, constantly changing and morphing between creation and destruction. the use of animation alone warrants all 5 stars. I really had only the vaguest idea what was happening in terms of the political undertones but I couldn’t stop watching. don’t watch this while high please.
the plaster of paris bagel with cream cheese paperweight is maybe the funniest thing ever?
also very nice to see 80’s NYC soho having a large gay community. scorsese seems appropriately intrigued by leather daddies making out and twinks starting a witch hunt. it adds to the surreal comedy but the depictions are never negative. anyway this movie is so tonally bizarre but so good too.