11.4.2016 Punch Drunk Love

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Somehow coming back to this, after watching it way too many times in the past, it feels both overly familiar and yet surprisingly odd. The different strands it pulls together are disparate and yet it all feels right. It makes stylized choices and fanciful plot – the sex line story makes very little sense if thought about much – feel natural. It creates a world that follows its own emotional logic and works. Great stuff.

 

10.31.2016 Vertigo

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I don’t know about this one anymore. There are certainly great moments, but I must say Stewart’s character is nowhere as interesting as Novak’s, especially after he goes full crazy. Her situation is delicate, so many conflicted emotions, he is brute force, and a certain point it becomes overkill.