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Thread: The Love Witch (Anna Biller)

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    The Love Witch (Anna Biller)

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    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Runs longer than the movies its referencing would have been in their era. Would've been tighter if it was 30 minutes shorter. On a surface level, it's a lot of fun to watch its Technicolor recreation (and play a game of spot the anachronisms), but it's also a good example of a hyper-accurate homage that makes time to critique and subvert the politics of the genre with more modern ideologies.

    I gotta check out Biller's previous films.
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    I want to see this so bad.
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    Her first, Viva, is on Mubi for the next ~28 days

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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    Runs longer than the movies its referencing would have been in their era.
    This is exactly what I thought. The movie has problems with length and pacing, which the type of film is styled after would've never had.

    Other than that, I enjoyed it a lot. The cinematographer is a goddamn genius, I don't think this type of homage is usually this well done. And the core performance by one Samantha Robinson is pretty good since it's highly stylized and filled with mannerisms and yet it works very well when it has to.

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    What the fuck.

    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    That must've made the film's success extra satisfying.
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    What the fuck? Everyone who actually did that should be blacklisted for life.

    EDIT: But why would they sabotage the film they were working on? Did they just not get the intentional campiness? That's just weird.
    Last edited by Grouchy; 12-07-2017 at 08:41 PM.

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    I'm not sure that the film's thesis, so much as I could understand it, makes a lot of sense. But as an homage to a different time period, it's pretty remarkable. The costumes, lighting and make-up are amazing. It started to lose me midway through, but won me back with the faux-renaissance fair section. If Biller made another movie in the future, I'd be curious.
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