A BLUES FOR LOVE JONES
Right now, I'm the blues in your left thigh, trying to become the funk in your right. Is that alright?
- •RhythmThe way the characters speak, even when they're not performing, is downright musical. Their sentences come together like lyrics, their cadences like jazz - or as how this neophyte assumes jazz to be.
- •GrooveA(n almost) two hour movie that takes its time, absorbs you fully, then drifts by like a breeze. The ending doesn't tie things together, giving us their happily ever after on a silver platter, but it leaves you content, happy with where they've ended up, what they've been through, where they're going.
- •NipplesSome movies are aspirational. This one with its portrayal of good looking intellectual life and banter in smoky jazz bars is in no way exempt. Nina Mosley goes bra-free at home (not aspirational), the way her breasts look in her tank tops (very aspirational).
- •LustSprawled out on a sofa / sifting through vinyl / stealing a smoke. All the trappings of the hipster life, no irony that this cynic is prepared to see/acknowledge. My life is close but not quite. This I want, this I like.
- •VibeI feel more worldly by proxy and isn't living vicariously the whole point of cinema?