Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"The Brown Bunny" (2003, Dir: Vincent Gallo)

Grade: A 

2 comments:

Molly said...

Wow; never thought I'd see any kind of positive rating for this one...

Slayton said...

I actually really liked it - contrary to popular belief it isn't just an 85-minute filmed blowjob. Gallo is fantastic and the film is really evocative of a particular mood and mindset. Watching this I'm reminded of the adage that film is "captured emotion" in the same way that photographs are "captured time". This film is certainly emotional and very personal to the director. I don't think feminist attacks are grounded - I think that, these days, any film that deals with male sexuality or the male outlook is attacked for being "anti-women", when it isn't. It's not anti-women, it's just about men. Gallo has made something special here and it is a shame that the controversy seemed to swallow up what is actually a very good film.