Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)

Pearl: Keep brushing your teeth 
and you will always be a happy person.

Here's where I admit I have never seen this Harmony Korine movie. It wasn't until Mister Lonely in 2007 where I came around on Korine -- I actively avoided this film and Gummo at the time they were released (and up through right now) because they just looked like they were going to make me feel gross in ways I had no desire to feel gross. Perhaps I should go back and give them a shot now? Thoughts? 

Anyway a happy 46 to Chloë Sevigny, who I've totally fallen back in love with in the past year or so, mostly thanks to the unexpected and magnificent creep she just played on Luca Guadagnino's We Are Who We Are series. Her whole "thing" with her son, played by Jack Dylan Grazer, was fascinating and off-putting and I loved every second of it. Chloë always finds ways to twist page-flat characters into the strangest three-dimensional spaces, it's admirable and never not an intrigue. We are blessed to have her. In summation...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You should defintetly most mostly see Julien Donkey Boy. It is, by far, Korine's best movie.