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Anyone else going to see this? Looks interesting, lots of great reviews.
Good to see an interesting take on this being on the market right now. An actual labour of love, rather than that other bdsm flick around atm which is clearly more about cash.
berberian sound studio really feels like something different, and his first film was pretty good too. cant remember what it was called
yeah i enjoyed that. the story to Duke doesn't seem that great but from the reviews it's getting it certainly seems worth a watch
Games within games within games.
I was hoping I would love it- I love all the ethereal, dreamike arthouse cinema from the 60's/70's/80's, so I was hoping this would be great. Instead it feels like more of an empty homage with none of the magic of the original films.
The only reason I can see critics (more British I guess) going wild for it is that they believe it's some kind of resurgence for eccentricity and invention in British cinema. To me the likes of Strickland and Ben Wheatley are pale imitations of the likes of Ken Russell, Derek Jarman, Nic Roeg, etc, etc.
Whereas they actually felt genuinely odd and quite challenging, Strickland's films feel tame and manicured.
and my friend Tom's companion piece, going through its influences: http://reflectonfilm.co.uk/2015/02/19/peter-strickland-beyond-strangeness/
Could have done with a bit less of the butterfly/moth stuff but it was really well done in how it showed the faultlines in the relationship. What was with the mannequins in the lecture audiences though?
Best credits line ever: Human Toilet Consultants