“As a small child, something crystallized in her character, making her clear and finished, and as impervious as crystal…She was always grown up; she never really grew up.” 663 more words
Tags » The Comedy
Rick Alverson’s “Entertainment” is a film that subverts all connotations surrounding its title, and rather than directly entertaining us, actually challenges us by inspiring these questions: “What is ‘entertainment,’ why do those who seek to entertain do so, and what do we, the ‘entertained,’ expect from our entertainers?” 670 more words
It’s not often that a movie makes my stomach turn, makes my brain matter want to set itself on fire. I have a pretty high constitution when it comes to to tolerating things “I don’t like.” In fact, I often go out of my way to engage with things that, in general, I disagree with. 949 more words
Tim Heidecker plays an ageing hipster (Swanson) whose father is close to death.
The opening scene is primal, grown men bonding but also yearning for a new beginning, getting naked as a means to simulate rebirth (there’s nothing pretty or glamorous about their orgy of booze and body (it’s a kind of fight club for ageing hipsters)) . 664 more words