:: Tuesday, November 26, 2002
so.. here I am, 3rd film in on the KEVIN SMITH film festival..
a week or so ago, I completed my collection on DVD - "Clerks", "Mallrats", "Chasing Amy", "Dogma", "Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back" (all 5 "Jay and Silent Bob" movies.. absolute indie stoner classics). So, I'd already seen "Clerks" a week ago, "Mallrats" a few days later.. and in some ways.. I wuz dreadin' the approach of film #3 - "Chasing Amy"..
it's a brilliant film, don't get me wrong.. whilst watching it I wuz scratching my head.. wondering how the hell it didn't get considered for an Academy Award (well.. ok, it had plenty of dick n fart gags.. but look BEYOND that..). Anywaze, reason I dreaded seeing this movie again, is.. the first time I saw this movie.. it managed to do a very convincing job of totally unhinging me.. something about it's insight into the dysfunction of the male / female relationship dynamic.. (it's a very powerful film.. really) it left me a gibbering mess of bleeding innards, wondering where the HELL I went wrong with relationships past (mostly just waaay too many missed opportunities, too many idiotic and obvious fuckups.. ACK!).. for weeks afterwards.. all I could do, was lie in a foetal position listening to all my U2 and PEARL JAM CD's..
so yeah.. it's a damn lethal movie.. seriously go see it.. it'll fuck up ya life.. :-)
anywaze.. saw it again tonight (and it reminded me how brilliant a film it is), I came thru it completely unscathed.. perhaps I don't have as many regrets as I did the first time I saw it? YAY!
next up.. is "DOGMA" which I'm dreading for completely different reasons.. (well.. probably coz it's CRAP!)
:: Spoz 4:48 AM |