The list of movies out in theaters today that I would like to see is very long, and ranges from dumb critically reviled comedies like Melissa McCarthy's The Boss to dumb critically reviled dramas like Jake Gyllenaal in Demolition... but wait, there are a couple humdingers! I already have my tickets to see The Invitation, director Karyn Kusama's thriller with Michiel Huisman, and then there's Neon Bull, the Brazilian flick starring a very appealing Juliano Cazarré.
Neon Bull has gotten praise from everyone I know (and plenty of people I don't know) who've seen it since; just recently it played here in New York at the "New Directors New Films" festival, but I sadly missed it. I will fix that this weekend, I swear it! Until then you may hit the jump and I'll share a few dozen shots of Cazarré...
"I'm not sure why you're bothering. You will never - not in a million years - give the movie anything other than a negative review. It could check every single box of personal likes for you and you would hate it because it's a Christopher Nolan film. Meanwhile, you will heap praise on a piece of vacant, emotionless dreck like A Ghost Story and never once take issue with the fact that the lead actor is a rapist. Or you will spend hours praising effervescent masturbatory indulgences like the Twin Peaks reboot as high art. You are a fraud. An emotionally stunted child who has no business offering film criticism. "
--- If Michael Kirkhere was angry at me before I'd even reviewed Dunkirk then I guess he's probably none too keen on me now after I actually wrote my none too kind review. But here's to "effervescent masturbatory indulgences" though, for sure! Them's our faves!