XIXAX Film Forum


Maniac

eward · 8 · 1846

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

eward

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
    • Posts: 3666
on: September 26, 2018, 11:58:38 AM


Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

Anybody watch this yet? Caught the first episode last night, sorta dug it, sorta didn't....however I can be convinced to keep going, if anyone cares to try.

Also, I prefer Jonah Hill fat. Just sayin.
If I could move the night I would
And I would turn the world around if I could
There's nothing wrong with loving something you can't hold in your hand
You're sitting on the edge of the bed, smoking and shaking your head
Well there's nothing wrong with loving things that cannot even stand
Well there goes your moony man
With his suitcase in his hand
Every road is lined with animals
That rise from their blood and walk
Well the moon won't get a wink of sleep
If I stay all night and talk


The Ultimate Badass

  • Fluffy kitten
  • SBD
  • ***
    • Posts: 108
Reply #1 on: September 26, 2018, 08:28:42 PM
I just started this one as well. The first episode really didn't hook me, but I thought the style was interestingly strange. It's like Terry Gilliam mixed up with the current 80's nostalgia mania. I just finished the 2nd episode and I think it's beginning to develop into something.


BB

  • The Vision Quest
  • **
    • Posts: 268
Reply #2 on: September 30, 2018, 03:55:52 AM
Kind of a white Sorry To Bother You tone, which I found surprising and an odd fit for Fukunaga although he's pretty game to handle it. Interestingly strange is a good way to put it. Think I like Sorry To Bother You better as the outre world creation thing is easier to sustain over two hours. Don't really love either of them, but I'm interested in that tone. What is it? Why is it?


pete

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
    • Posts: 5594
  • freakin huge
    • my site
Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 02:01:39 AM
so many obvious punch drunk love ripoffs
“Tragedy is a close-up; comedy, a long shot.”
- Buster Keaton


BB

  • The Vision Quest
  • **
    • Posts: 268
Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 06:59:31 PM
Watched more of this. Did a bot write it? What the hell?


polkablues

  • Child of Myth
  • Admin
  • *****
    • Posts: 7494
Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 07:16:36 PM
That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth.


BB

  • The Vision Quest
  • **
    • Posts: 268
Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 07:54:12 PM
Given that process, it's even more bizarre to me that this is what they turned out. I find it both boring and utterly nonsensical. This was genetically engineered to appeal to viewers? It plays like quirky 2000s indie madlibs. PDL and Eternal Sunshine, yes. But also Garden State, Donnie Darko, I Heart Huckabees, mumblecore, Tiny Furniture, all this shit I thought people hated. Then divorced from anything resembling human behaviour, conventional plotting, or experiential reality. At a glance, folks seem to be enjoying it too. Color me baffled, y'all.


pete

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
    • Posts: 5594
  • freakin huge
    • my site
Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 11:06:02 PM
I also just thought Jonah Hill made some really bad acting choices. He's one of my favorite actors but in this he's trying to do a Jim Carrey and it's just not acting.
“Tragedy is a close-up; comedy, a long shot.”
- Buster Keaton