Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Nightstream: Name Above Title


Wordless, only an hour long, and with far, far, far more style than substance, I will still heartily recommend Name Above Title to you, and actually for all of those exact reasons. Starring the too-handsome-to-be-real former male model turned actor Matthieu Charneau (see more here) as a horned-up bestached sociopathic serial-killer wielding my single favorite killing weapon of the past oh let's say dozen years, Carlos Conceição's film plays more like a series of stunningly realized still lifes captured in Academy ratio -- piled high polaroid frames of our Summery Discontent; Instagram selfies spelling out our Doom. It's all very Knife+Heart and y'all know I love Knife+Heart. In that vein it's got flashes of giallo but its last act spins into something more early Almodovarian, maybe a dash of Bidgood for good measure -- whatever its recipe this situates Conceição as a great big gay one to watch.

Name Above Title streamed as part of the Nightstream Festival.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the portuguese original title is so good!!! Um Fio de Baba Escarlate