Friday, December 7, 2012

Film Award 2012: The Neo-Hipster Award

Thanks for wading back through the muck of my last review. This award is given to the following film for several arguments, not the least of which it may simply be the film most likely to end up on several reviewers top 10. The reasons are as follows:

Pretentious, artistic, filled with abrupt shifts in tone, highly violent and equally fascinated with people making silent ocular intercourse.

That's right.

Folks, the Neo-Hipster Award goes to:


I love this director, so maybe it was just an awkward transition for me. I am not opposed to slow pacing or silent films, but this film didn't take off for me until the final few minutes. And those final few minutes resulted in the worst ending I've seen this year.

This film seriously plays out like a checklist of student film cliches:

Stylized world. Lots of retro elements. Quiet acting as to hide the bland dialogue. Creepy villains. Lame love story. Intentionally lousy climax. Blah blah blah. The only thing that kept it from being a home run was that it didn't have Zooey Deschanel.

On the positive, mawkish melodrama aside, the film looks pretty and the duo of Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman is fun.

More awards on the way!


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