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Chat with total strangers around the world and have some of the weirdest conversations you've ever had. Sounds creepy ? it is. The above web site is getting more and more popular worldwide and is only enhancing the latest trend of online communication. I'll stick to my cell phone and Internet message boards, thank you very much. Sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter have completely redefined the way people can communicate and react to one another. Talking is no longer a tool for communication but has instead turned into an online game. 'Oh yea for sure ! just send me a message on facebook'. For fuck's sake, what happened to 'here's my number, call me'.
Vinessa Shaw and Gwyneth Paltrow also offer solid portrayals as the women in Leonard's life. Shaw plays the perfect Jewish girlfriend whereas Paltrow plays the girl he can't get and a self described fuck up. They're both very sexual and free with their roles and that ultimately plays to the film's advantage, both gorgeous actresses and both unafraid to take risks. In one scene Paltrow stares at Leonard through her window across the street and flashes him her breast- it's a scene that describes the fury burning inside both of these characters and is -with good reason- visually interesting. And what can I say about Gray, if his past films were dragged down by a sense of 'deja vu', this one soars and gives you an idea of how talented the man really is. I was struck by how the film portrays the confusion of relationships. Love is messy, frustrating and -yes- ultimately obsessive. The message I got is very real and almost unflinching- true love is practically at an impossiblity and very far from our reaches.
It's been called many names including 'meaningless' and 'aimless' but it's detractors forget about how influential and -yes- meaningful it's impact has with every single director today. Forget about history for a second and you'll see just how entertaining this movie truly is. That final scene is crushing to watch, it's the ultimate betrayal of a relationship. There's no better scene to describe the power and force of this film than that one. Patricia sits and ponders what she has done as her boyfriend Michel gets arrested and awaits what will likely be the end of his life as a free man. Did I mention how in love I am with Jean Seberg ? A life that went by too soon and a beautiful actress that was never been better than in this movie.
So far, no review has gone into gruesome details, though, from what we gather, here’s how it goes down, more or less: After knocking him unconscious, Gainsbourg bores a hole in Dafoe’s leg with a hand drill and bolts him to a grindstone to keep him from escaping. Then, she smashes his scrotum with some sort of blunt object (the moment of impact happens slightly below the frame). We don’t actually see his testicles become disengaged from this body, though it’s apparently implied. Next, she brings him to a climax with her hands and he ejaculates blood (yes, it’s shown). But that’s not all! Later, in an extreme closeup — lensed by Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle! — Gainsbourg cuts off her own clitoris with a pair of scissors.
umm ok, I don't know what to say. I guess many people can interpret this any way they want to interpret it and I won't give my opinion on this matter till I actually see the full movie but this is disturbing stuff and something that -even for a man like Von Trier- is hard to digest.
Today's Image comes from John Cameron Mitchell's tremendous Hedwig And The Angry Inch- about a transexual overcoming all obstacles after a botched sex change operation which left him/her with an angry inch of flesh. It's a musical.
Oscar Wilde has said that 'The truth is rarely pure and never simple'- That can easily be implied for what this film tries to accomplish with its twists and puzzling structure. We-as the viewer-try to guess who is lying and who is telling the truth but it's far more complicated than that. There are hidden secrets that will likely never come to fruition and never see light of day. Jarecki plays with the meaning of 'truth' and never takes any sides- Something documentary filmmakers have forgotten to do this decade. He leaves it up to the viewer to come up with their own conclusions, he gives us the facts and some of the most astounding -and haunting- family home video I have ever seen- take that Bob Saget ! There isn't an inch of flaw in this baby. Jarecki -a former movie phone employee- crafts something meaningful and unforgettable with a thin string budget. I cannot believe how many people do not know this documentary- it's compulsively watchable- and is the ultimate portrait of family dysfunction. Forget about Michael Moore. Best documentary this decade ? Do I really need to answer that.
Here we are, close to the half way mark of this new year and nothing. nada. zip. No mainstream movie has come out and ran out the rest of the competition. I hear James Toback's Tyson is incredibly fascinating and Maurizio Braucci's Gomorrah is as good as any mob movie this decade but one's a documentary and the other's an Italian film originally intended for release last year. So, Where's the comptetition ? It's nowhere to be found. Hollywood has yet again given us a lame ass spring and a not so promising summer to come
There's one exception. Pete Docter and Bob Peterson's Up promises to be a prime movie event- there's a catch, it's an animated film from pixar. who cares. Pixar has given us some of the most breathtaking movies of the past decade- think The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Cars, Ratatouille and last year's incredible Wall-E- If it's not the best time to be a movie fan, it truly is the best era for animation. Animators have created visual miracles this decade and -judging by early word of mouth- Up could be the crowning achievement.
Brüno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt
Shocking and -yes- very stupid. Take a pass at The Last house On the Left. A dull, uninspired mess of a movie trying to pass on as social commentary. It's a remake of the 1972 Wes Craven film & features -amongst other things- rape, torture and graphic murder, all for the sake of shock value. No wonder this muddled mess has passed on to box office infamy. Only good thing ? Monica Potter, playing a milf out for revenge.
For my money, no recent Star Trek movie has come close to the fun I had watching Roger Nygard's documentary Trekkies. A hilarious account of its obsessed fans and their even wackier obsessions. There's something very perverse about laughing at others- but the film is sweet natured and oddly neutral in its depiction of these super fans. It represents the end of civilization through the eyes of dozens upon dozens of Trekkies.
Pink Flamingos never got a wide release -for good reason- gaining its notoriety year by year, baby step by baby step. It was only shown at midnight screenings and was called all the names in the book- described as pornorgraphy, The film was banned in Australia, some provinces in Canada and Norway. In some fashion many people- myself included- are as fascinated by the back story than the actual film itself. It's not exactly a work of art nor is it a recomended movie- in fact I'd rather not watch it ever again. But for the Jackass crowd this is somewhat of a tempting film to absorb- literally- and its a true milestone in midnight cinema.
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