Stuff You Should Consume This Month
Or next month, since we're wrapping it up on the October front.
- •MoonlightAll the buzz about this is true. Beautiful and purely cinematic. Love how it does everything, even its most shocking moments, so quietly. Race, gender, masculinity: it addresses all of these, sometimes all in one scene. Also captures the parts of Miami that billboards, music videos, and magazine ads leave out, a part of the culture they would deny responsibility for.
- •The HandmaidenPark-Chan Wook is for you 100% or not at all. Personally, I think he's a genius and his story is almost the opposite of Moonlight. While it's elegant and beautiful, it's queer aspect is far more over the top, but that's a compliment, since it seems to be a response to repression. Probably my fav movie of the year so far!
- •ChristineIf you don't know the story of Christine Chubbuck, you should look it up. Even knowing a lot about her, the movie still packs a punch. Rebecca Hall plays the eponymous character, but the supporting cast is just as good in a story that almost feels like what a real life Barry Egan from Punch-Drunk Love might actually be like. You can't save people from themselves and the coda is perfect.
- •This meme someone that I'm in?So I guess I've made it?