An almost canterbury tales like story set in the digital realties we live in. It's amazing how this is the director's first movie because of how refine technique! The power of the movie is in the visual metaphor. Technological anxiety as a cosmic joke, welcome to the rest of our lives!
A sweetheart of a movie that, at first, I wasn't quite into but once the movie processed, the Lo-Fi spirit grew on me and revealed its wit and honesty. Amateur or professional, there's very few movies to offer the female perspective on sex in such a true to life way. Constantly reminding us of the disappointments in life are bearable as long you stick with whose good and not the meatheads.
A beautifully upsetting documentary that explores the complexity and the morally grey of family entertainment. This would make for a great origin story for a whale revenge flick, where the whale is the main character! That would be satisfying. This on the other hand, is frustrating! And rightfully so.
Why the hate? Like "Drive" or "Ghost Dog", I love bare bone genre yarns that spend less time plotting and put trust in the audience because it feels like an archetypical story rooted in pulp novels and pop culture mythology. Which this is a great example of such. The dialogue alone is full of gems. The character dynamics are spot on. And the ending is a better "Vanshing Point" ending than "Vanshing Point". Loved it!
Can't quite say it was misunderstood when it was released but it definitely was ahead of its time. I do think it would have done better now than 2008. Stylized green screen movies/shows/internet content are more embraced with a 2013 audience. The movie is pure energy! Reaches a level of obnoxious lunacy that's hard to deny its charm. Its the type of entertainment and cinematic experience we take for granted!
Really, none of us deserve this movie. Its too good, for any audience. I loved the movie before and love it even more now. I would love to have been one of the first audiences to watch it, it would have been a spell!
If you ever wanna experience a nuts experiment in language barriers, watch this in english dub and sub. Makes it a totally different movie. Aside from that, this movie still worked its magic on me. Its enchantment, complexity, ambition reminds me of how boring most movies truly are.
Still packs a lot. Sometimes the best kinda love is robot love.
For being a thirty minute tv documentary, it does raise some fascinating questions about identity and local myths! Of course, it doesn't really have any answers of such but that doesn't detract from the program itself.
This was a much better movie when I was 15. The second act drags and the movie doesn't really seem to know what the compelling parts of the story are. Though, the score and sound design are absolutely stellar.
Though the movie is hood as shit, I couldn't help but feel a little cheated out of what could have been stellar by filmsy execution. It does contain some brilliant found footage moments, though. Mainly through the premise.
Perfect example of how focus and more cohesive doesn't always equal more engaging. Out of his experimental movies, Bakshi delivers probably the most blah-snore-when-is-this-going-to-end movie out of his filmography. I'll take Fritz the Cat and Coonskin over this anyday.
A portait of heartbreak presented as a neonoir. The cinematic gestures and the lead performance were bang on! Really a toubling dark time!
A plotless, yet funny and endearing tale about the nature of time. I wasn't expecting this one to offer more than so "indie" cinema humor embedded in life lessons but then caught me off guard and by the end, I was swooning. Not a movie for everyone but if you're in store for it, it might be a real treat!
This year's Palm Dor winner does exactly what all winners should do, sexy time with lesbians! Besides that and the performances, the movie is pretty damn lame. It feels like the director really wants to be taken seriously and its working for the most part but I found it unappealing and lacking. You will leave with a good boner, though.
Greta Gewig is so goddamn charming in this! It almost out weighted the flaws of the movie... but those flaws weren't too distracting for me. Outside of the lead performance, the movie captures the sadness of fleeting ambition in daily life very well. Also the bowie que was pretty on bang on.
Outside of its honesty and tiptoeing around being just a "coming out/seize the day" story, I felt it was a pretty standard movie. Didn't captivate me. But I do see how it could be relatable/recognizable to some folks.
In high school, I couldn't connect with this movie at all. I wasn't into miminalism then and Gallo's image didn't help. Now, I've gotten older, I can truly see the movie's heartbreak. Moving. Chilling. The hollowness of the human experience burns so brightly in this. By the way, that description is terrible.
A miserable fucking movie. I normally don't get into movies like these but this saves itself from being another dull dramatization with its brutality and well thought out execution. I loved the guilt the movie gave me afterwards. I got what I wanted out of shame. Now, I would love to see McQueen tackle a romantic comedy with the same amount of brooding. Make me fall in love with you!