Monday, April 17, 2023

The Thunderdome of Maternal Disappointment

Well I did my best to review slash wrestle with Ari Aster's Beau is Afraid, which is out in limited release at the moment and hitting more screens come Friday -- click on over to Pajiba to read my (mostly) non-spoilery thoughts. The first time I watched the movie I was like fuck me, what the hell do I write about that? What the hell even was that? So I went and saw it a second time and after the second time I was like...  fuck me, what the hell do I write about that? What the hell even was that? But I tried! I tried to get some thoughts down proper-like. And if that sounds like I didn't enjoy the experience that's not the case -- the review will make that clear. It's just... it's so, so much, you guys. 


Anonymous said...

This reminded me of “Under the Silver Lake.” I was baffled, sometimes fascinated, and came out of thinking it was full of shit navel gazing. But then smarter people than me started talking about it being a sly masterpiece, trying to make connecting the film didn’t spell out, and I’m…intrigued, even I think it might still be nonsense. But I’m glad it exists, and I’ve definitely chewed it over more than most of what gets released.

Jake said...

I don't think there is enough pot out there for me to get into this film

bdog said...

Hm. I love Under The Silver Lake. I'm still trying to figure that one out (it's on Showtime). Seeing Beau tomw, so I'll put off reading Jason's review til after I've seen it.