This is really cool. Very odd and unexpected structure.
The cinematography here is captivating. It’s a carefully limited set of colours, but it doesn’t feel oppressive, as so many of these colour-graded movies are.
I love these abstract, but luxurious sets.
It’s like it goes over the same scenes, over and over again, and we’re hoping it’ll end in a less fucked up way.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like this. I mean, it’s Groundhog Day, but serious. I’m in awe.
Groundhog Day movies are usually played for nerdy laughs, which isn’t really the case here.
But… there’s a few too many iterations that aren’t… that interesting?
Like, this iteration isn’t captivating. The movie had been absolutely riveting up until … it kinda fizzled. It was a ⚅ until the last half hour.
The Obituary of Tunde Johnson. Ali LeRoi. 2019. ⚃
This post is part of the Queer Cinema blog series.