Posted by: Gregoryno6 | July 12, 2018

It’s Revelation time again! Line up for the Phoenix and Phoenix Show!

I spent last Friday and Saturday nights at the Revelation Film Festival, and got myself the Joaquin Phoenix Double.
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot has JP as John Callahan, the cartoonist and creator of the animated series Quads. Callahan was a man of impeccably questionable taste.

Friday night’s half of the double was as grim as Don’t Worry was funny. You Were Never Really Here is the story of a former soldier who now finds missing children for a living. A politician’s daughter disappears, but finding her is only the start of the nightmare. Quite apart from the subject matter this movie’s sound production is really harsh on the ears. Everything seems louder than normal and the music is either post-industrial or pre-classical. Worth a look if you need to be reminded that the world can be a rather shitty place.

Am I too unkind with that last comment? Perhaps. The movie is certainly not dull. It doesn’t compare to anything except Requiem For A Dream, though it’s deliberately less polished than that.

If you like your movies abrasive, this will do it for you.

 

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