9.21.2013 Castle Keep


This movie annoyed the shit out of me.  On the one hand it felt like it thought it was subversive, but it was still stuck in the kind of Hollywood film making that was going away at the time.

And all those people saying how they feel.

And the characters being more ideological cyphers than people.

And that stupid love triangle/square with the awful porno music and people looking wistful.

Oh and the tedious battle that seemed like it took up the last hour of the film.

No, no, no.

It is called “surreal” but there are really only a few moments of anything close, and all of those either seem like lame jokes out of a Doris Day movie or fantasies of the characters.

Even Peter Falk can’t save this thing.