January 13th, 2008

avant-garde

I Got Soul But I'm Not a Soldier

Note to all: while Southland Tales is a mess, it is a beautiful, utterly arresting mess, and should be seen by you--yes, you. I doubt I will forget many of its sequences soon, and if it ultimately fails to hold together, it is no less a breathtaking attempt at something truly grand, just slightly ahead of the zeitgeist, which is after all where one hopes to be.

Sometimes watching someone fail spectacularly, beautifully is a hundred times better than watching them succeed easily. I hope Kelly gets to do another film. This one made me long to go to film school, and that's saying something.
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