Glad to see Astro from X Factor USA Season 1 still getting work doe.
This is a really interesting film. The vibrant music and grungy aesthetics are super cool, but the story wasn't fully there for me. I know not every film needs to have a tight script, but I could tell that Agnieszka Smoczyńska wasn’t going full-on experimental with this one. The Lure is a fun and freakish fairytale, but one that surely would’ve benefited from a more cohesive narrative.
Criterion Channel Surfing II - 5/5 👍
Full List: 5FFF
This is the biggest, most batshit fucking insane thing I have ever seen. Some of it was great and some of was not-so-great, but all of it was COMPLETELY BONKERS. I can’t believe the biggest movie in the world is this goddamn weird. I honestly can’t even believe this is a movie at all. But here we are, it’s 2019 baby.
More sophisticated thoughts to come (perhaps in the form of a podcast), but this is my first reaction.
City Lights is largely regarded as Charlie Chaplin’s greatest film, and that title is certainly deserved. For my first time watching any of Chaplin’s work, I was actually surprised at how much emotion he was able to infuse into the story. While the gags and physical comedy were thoroughly entertaining, it was the last ten minutes of the film that really impressed me. It is no wonder Ebert refers to…