OK, hate this already. Because they’re singing with autotune! I know, I’m oldes.
OK, now it’s good.
But it looks like this is going to be about my least favourite subject ever? I.e., religious damage.
This is fun!
As with so much of Polk’s work, Blackbird relishes in frank, gay sexuality and uses a mix of humor and drama to keep the plot moving. It also suffers from the same problems as much of his work: a story that gets a bit too didactic in places, sexual fantasies that at times seem at odds with the rest of the plot, and budget limitations that make the seams show.
And I have to say that some of the performances are pretty… bad…
It is a somewhat odd movie, I have to say. Each individual scene work, but the mix is strange. But it’s fun.
What’s your take on Cassavetes?
It’s kinda not very exciting now.
At least they dialled back the autotune.
This is really cute. And slightly meta, since it’s at a film festival showing a studentey movie.
And now it’s downright tedious.
The first half of this movie is kinda ⚃-ish, but the last act is just unbelievably boring. So:
Blackbird. Patrik-Ian Polk. 2014. ⚁