You can also update the Anne Francis part. Anne Francis was a part of the “Get Christy Love” discussion in Reservoir Dogs. Someone (Mr Orange, I believe) mistakenly thinks Anne Francis played Christy Love, but he is quickly reminded that Francis played Honey West. And Mr Pink rather humorously adds that “Anne Francis…
I ❤️ Katie!! I read your post, then watched. Glad I got to see this with a fresh perspective and no spoilers. Would not have known about the doc w/out your post. Gracias.
After reading the comments, I feel like this review needs to link to a “Spoiler Space” post where people can discuss the “new context” this documentary provides in detail so people stop getting hung up on why you didn’t lay out the entire documentary in this review. I’m glad you didn’t spoil it though... it seems like…
Whatever arguments the doc makes could probably be explained in a paragraph or two, but doing so would mean you have no reason to watch the thing. This reviewer is being loyal to the filmmakers by telling you that it “makes some really good points” without elaborating on those points at all.
What’s not to love? De Palma is having a blast with the camera, the performances are a ton of fun (Gerrit Graham is so great as Beef), and most of all, Paul Williams songs are top notch. One of my all time favorite soundtracks and movies. It’s just fun.
It’s not strictly speaking a kaiju film, but I want to talk up a film that one of my favorite high school teachers once lent me. The title character is the giant statue of a samurai who comes to life to protect a small town from an evil warlord. It’s from 1966, but looks a bit younger.
Pulp Fiction is teeming with terrific female parts too. And for all the pearl-clutching over the constant battering of Daisy in “The Hateful Eight”, it was still a meaty enough role to garner JJL critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination, which is more than what she’s been given throughout a bulk of her career (sadly)