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20 July 2010 @ 10:17 am
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Finished off the Q-Fest/Danger After Dark Festival with three films last week.

On Thursday, I saw You Should Meet My Son!, a zany, low budget, fish-out-of-water comedy about a conservative Southern mother venturing into the gay lifestyle to find a new man for her son. It was pretty cute.

Then later that night, I saw Enter the Void, a film which really freaked me out. In a good way. It's one of the trippiest films I've ever experienced. Establishing it's uniqueness early on, the entire film is shot in the first person. Through the eyes of the main character, a young Canadian drug deal living in Tokyo, we take hallucinogenic drugs, commit crimes, and get killed. And that's where the movie really gets started. Much of the movie is about what happens to his consciousness from the moment of death until the moment of his next reincarnation.

Saw Red White & Blue Saturday night. It was a hard film to enjoy, but an interesting one to watch. It's an unusual revenge story set in Austin, Texas, following two residents of a boarding house. I mainly went to see it because Noah Taylor (from Flirting and The Year My Voice Broke) was in it, but now I wish I could disassociate it from my memories of him.

I also saw Inception Saturday, but I'm going to have to save that for another post.


Listening to: Amy Winehouse - "Wake Up Alone"
joshuavorbisjoshuavorbis on July 21st, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
saw enter the void at toronto film festival last fall. really strange film. complete visual overload. i don't know if i liked that noé didn't cut except for flashbacks. instead he kind of google-earth hovered over tokyo. also entering the void of the abortion was something else. and then there's the WTC allusion and the penis splooging on the frame, etc. definitely beyond his last major film, irreversible, which was controversial and overwhelming in its own right.
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on July 21st, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the abortion was tough stuff. I'm kind of dying to see Irreversible after seeing ETV.