Hoberman , and Manohla Dargis , have praised the movie; but most have regarded it as unspeakably awful, an unmitigated disaster. Right next to the small warren of chairs and monitors where Kelly and his producers watch the scene is a sex doll with a fluorescent lighting-tube jammed into its obligingly open plastic mouth. Another thing that Southland Tales and Inland Empire have in common is both refererence and play upon images of LA as a sort-of chrono synclastic infundibula of American desire. Kelly can have his half-baked PKD references and lame stunt casting and sci-fi gibberish, but nothing is as cutting and to the point as a theater full of dullards laughing at the Warhol-esque image of a static naked ass farting ad infinitum. Eliot and Frost are a pair. His Killers-inspired hallucination is at once utterly depraved, and yet also oddly impersonal, as well as being flat, self-contained, and without resonance, as if it were being performed in a special chamber designed to muffle and absorb anything that might exceed the literal, or that might lead us to connotations beyond the obvious.
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There are those of us who consider the film brilliant! Yes, that is a curvy chrome penis emanating from the vehicle , and no, there is not any FDA-approved medication that will erase that image from your mind. Part of the ongoing series: Caught in the Net. One of the strangest bits in the film, which is set in the post-nuclear future of , was an ad for a fictional SUV. The two works thus explore the same contested territory, but from opposite perspectives, moving in opposite directions. Going into the film blind, I felt both overwhelmed by the density of the narrative and put in a similarly dislocated place as the amnesiac protagonists. Or more precisely, its over-the-top ridiculousness always feels ironic.
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You get moments like earlier today where Lovitz and Cheri improv those lines that are clearly very funny [to us], but not to the characters. The other self has taken on the stigmata eye injury that Abilene had, and is forgiving him. It is at once deeply unnerving and rather amusing. The narrative plays on several levels.
But the emphasis is never on strictly optical tableaux: there is always too much of a welter of too-flat images, which need the soundtrack to be unscrambled. The Rock gives a brilliant performance as such a performer — you can see him trying on the various roles, being touched by fear and anxiety and surprise, and above all a sort of bemused puzzlement, but always braving it out and trying to act in the way the situation demands. This article and subsequent replies made for a fascinating read after finishing a fascinating film. Thanks for this appreciation and analysis of a woefully underrated film. Southland Tales takes place in an alternative universe to our own: one in which atomic bombs detonated by terrorists in Texas in have led us into World War III, reconfiguring both the political landscape and the development of internet and alternative-fuel technologies. Although it is very much a movie , in the way that it is big and spectacular and meant to be viewed on an enormous screen, it is also deeply post-cinematic , both in terms of contents and of form. Several of the film critics I most respect, including Amy Taubin , J.