It wasn’t until I walked back out into the sunlight from viewing this film that I realized how much I’d given up hope at ever being changed again by cinema. How I had begun to doubt it ever had that ability - that perhaps only because I was simply young, hungry and impressionable movies had been able to alter me. TREE OF LIFE brought me back from the brink of cinematic cynicism. “Transcendental” has too few syllables for the film. I am so grateful to have been alive at the time of this film’s release and am fired up to accept Malick’s challenge of doing more with a movie than we think we can.Pixar’s Andrew Stanton, as quoted during Filmspotting #500. (via samvanhallgren)
I hope that if I ever become a teacher I can show the kids that Shakespeare is actually a lot like hip-hop
demonize poor women for wanting to terminate pregnancy they can’t afford
demonize poor women for applying for government assistance to raise the child they didn’t want because they couldn’t afford it by referring to them as “welfare queens”
For all the promise the first 5 minutes of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter held, my rewatch revealed it to be little better than the three films that proceeded it
I really enjoy the Friday the 13th franchise, but the blatantly voyeuristic nature in which it views women is incredibly nasty and unpleasant.
I mean you would think that a series in which sex equates death wouldn’t spend so much of its time ogling women’s bodies. The cameras in all twelve of these movies demand that the women be whores, then the screenplays kill them for it. There’s a strong disparity between word and image at play here, and despite my enjoyment of both these films and the female form, the way in which the former employs the latter makes me very uncomfortable.
It’s like the super-ego wrote the screenplays, and the id directed them. Ego itself is completely absent.
Crispin Glover and Corey Feldman in this movie are probably the only sympathetic characters in this whole fucking franchise
awwww little nerdy Corey Feldman is adorable
So the writing on this movie so far is pretty typically atrocious but the direction is surprisingly solid
Like there are a few legitimately interesting choices being made here
oh my god I forgot that this is the one where Crispin Glover does his insane Dead Fuck Dance hell yes
I’m making a dramatic tonal shift and switching over to Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter aka one of only 2 films in the 12 film franchise anyone could even try to pretend are any good