EFC 2.05 – Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Feat. The Music of Alexiane

“I’m not asking you to die for me. I’m asking you to trust me.”

That’s A Very Nice Hat

“1 minute 10 seconds, a new record!” exclaims a halfling sized creature that looks like a cross between the ugly duckling and a gargoyle. Sgt. Laureline (Cara Delevingne) dizzily removes a bulbous, blue fluorescent jellyfish from her head and collapses on the dock inside a Big Blue subterranean cavern. Continue reading “EFC 2.05 – Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”

Advertisements

EFC Classics – Easy Rider (1969)

Feat. The Music of Steppenwolf

“What the hell is wrong with freedom?”

Easy Rider was released on this date in 1969. Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper star as biker friends who travel across the American Southwest in search of freedom and spiritual redemption. Along the way they encounter fellow soul-searchers, each living out their unique ideals of the American Dream. Continue reading “EFC Classics – Easy Rider (1969)”

About

Feat. The Music of Olivia Newton-John

Welcome to Experience Film! A visceral, psychological perspective on modern cinema! Let me tell you how this whole thing works.

About once per month i’ll induct a new film into what i’ll call The Experience Films Collection.”EFC” for short. Here I’ll commemorate the chosen film by psychoanalyzing the lead characters and tenderly depicting the outrageous fortunes that encumber them. Continue reading “About”

EFC Classics – Lost Highway (1997)

Feat. The Music of Lou Reed

“I like to remember things my own way… Not necessarily the way they happened.”

I was halfway through my 2nd viewing of David Lynch’s Lost Highway (1997). It must have been daytime, for a narrow ray of sunlight shone through the barricaded window of my apartment living room, which now resembled Plato’s cave. I was a prisoner in this artificial nocturne of my own device. My only knowledge of the outside world came via the shadowy figures on the television screen in front of me. Continue reading “EFC Classics – Lost Highway (1997)”

EFC 14: Manchester By The Sea (A Cold Fish of a Drama)

Accidents happen and they determine our fate irrevocably. Or so it would seem. Manchester By The Sea (2016) is a story of pain written from a cold and naturalistic point of view. The film sheds light on the phenomenon of grief poignantly. However, like its protagonist, the film is challenged in seeing beyond, where spiritual redemption lies forever waiting in grief’s shadow.  Continue reading “EFC 14: Manchester By The Sea (A Cold Fish of a Drama)”