If the legacy of my movie is “part IN TREATMENT, part THEY LIVE” I’ll die a happy man. Read this terrific review of THE HORROR AT GALLERY KAY: https://www.starburstmagazine.com/reviews/horror-gallery-kay
Every tooter on here is incredibly nice, and Twitter has trained my brain so that I think something must be terribly wrong.
Like, where are the MRAs and Nazis? Shouldn’t someone be dropping into my mentions to make a bad-faith argument about the MeToo movement or say that Star Wars isn’t good anymore?
WHAT IS HAPPENING?
Fuckin a right I’m reading an interview with John Woo about the 25th anniversary of HARD TARGET.
As a man of taste and distinction, he recognizes the greatness of Brimley. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/hard-target-john-woo-clashing-jean-claude-van-damme-1137208
Saw the two big patriotic Indian Independence Day blockbusters.
GOLD is a pretty great rah-rah period sports epic. Rousing and handsome, total crowd-pleaser. Pure class.
SATYAMEV JAYATE? Oh man that movie is fuckin *bonkers*. Unintentionally homoerotic, sadomasochistic and morally haywire. It’s just an incoherent series of deranged murders punctuated by songs and howling man-feels.
Holy cow, I could watch it a thousand times.
Sort of in disbelief that I finally get to announce this: I’m in the ensemble of the musical adaptation of BEETLEJUICE! http://www.playbill.com/article/kerry-butler-rob-mcclure-leslie-kritzer-join-broadway-aimed-beetlejuice-musical-full-cast-announced
BOILING POINT may be the great forgotten classic of Takeshi Kitano’s career. After surprising everyone with VIOLENT COP, with the opportunity to just make “a Takeshi Kitano movie”, he turned in a willfully perverse piece of work.
BP takes a standard gangster/revenge movie premise and centers it on a dim, unlikable dweeb who takes a really long dump.
It’s a dreamlike series of digressions, some funny, some horrifying. And it’s hypnotic. I could watch it a thousand times.
So maybe here on Mastodon is where I can share my FINAL SPACE feels.
I binged it this weekend and I fucking loved it.
It’s not perfect (the protagonist-who-obsesses-unhealthily-over-a-disinterested-woman-but-who’s-actually-totally-a-good-dude trope can be done now thanks) but I don’t know if I’ve seen something that *feels* like this. It bowled me over. I found myself crying multiple times.
The heedless mix of gags, tragedy & genuine sci-fi grandeur won’t stop...I think it *haunts* me. Fuck.
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