When many people think about found footage, the first thing they think is, “horror.” But the crazy thing is that the first found footage film was not a horror. It was a satirical comedy called David Holzman’s Diary (1967), starring L. M. Kit Carson and directed by Jim McBride.
Author: minababe (formerly atomicgirlnyc)
I’m not going to mince words. I think that Irreversible was not only a great film, it was horribly misunderstood. In fact, it might just be one of the most misunderstood films of all time. No one seemed to get this film–not the fanboys who think it’s a masterpiece, not the haters who think it’s garbage.
Years ago, Quentin Tarantino infamously claimed that Top Gun was really a movie about two gay guys struggling with their sexual identity. Many people who’ve seen the clip think that Tarantino was just goofing around. But having seen Top Gun before I had even known about the clip, I can tell you for a fact that he wasn’t making stuff up just to be outrageous and funny. He was saying what everyone who’s ever seen the movie had been saying and thinking for decades. Top Gun is a homoerotic gayfest. In fact, it might be the gayest mainstream movie of all time–
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
As you probably know by now, there’s a lot of buzz surrounding the movie, It–not just because it’s the first major motion picture of a Stephen King in some time, but because everyone who’s read the book has been abuzz about an infamous scene. That scene is what everyone’s calling the “child orgy” or the “kid gang bang.” Everyone was wondering if it would be in the film and thankfully, it wasn’t.
No story has gotten me angrier than Nabokov’s Lolita–not because of its subject matter but because of the pseudo-intellectual fanfare and the romanticizing that fans of the novel and first movie have heaped upon the novel.
So in case you don’t know, there’s a huge brouhaha over comments that James Cameron made about Wonder Woman. You can read the article here at the Guardian, but in summary, he pretty much called out Hollywood for virtue signaling the movie as some kind of revolutionary, new groundbreaking step forward in the depiction of “strong female characters,” when it was anything but.
You know how everyone now is totally in love with Fail Safe and think it’s the most awesome nuclear war paranoia film ever made? Sorry, but I dislike it immensely. In fact, I think it’s quickly becoming one of the most overrated movies of all time.