Recently watched mandy, valhalla rising, ghost dog, and the wind rises.
Mandy kind of sucks but I didn’t actively hate it, idk I’d give it a lot more leeway if any of the action in it actually banged but it really doesn’t. The chainsaw duel is really underwhelming! I can only imagine that the metallurgical processes depicted in mandy would make for a less than ideal weapon for killing jesus freaks. I refuse to engage with the is mandy metal or not debate because either way, that’s what they want.
Valhalla rising didn’t click for me, I’ll probably really get into it when I have the urge to watch it five years from now. Oh also there’s a great inverview w/ nicholas winding refn where he says that mads mikkelson in valhalla rising, ryan gosling in drive, and vithaya pansringarm in only god forgives are playing reincarnations of the same immortal avatar of violence or something like that, idk. I don’t feel like finding the link right this second but it’s a good interview.
I love ghost dog way of the samurai. Forest whitaker is so tender and badass. I probably like it more than le samourai or branded to kill, not that it’s a competition. Definitely need to watch the limits of control soon.
The wind rises is good because it has tons of cigarette smoking.
I also felt the compulsion to rewatch happy together and that is a movie that knows how to make me miserable. So much smoking in that though. Idk I was telling my crush I want to go to taiwan. Tony leung has extremely hairy nipples. You can see them in hero as well.