Briefly in 2004 I thought I’d like to be a film reviewer. It didn’t work out – I’d just go on and on like I do now, but instead of writing my own thing for my own self, I was aiming to describe why You, The Reader should be interested in each movie. Ugh. I just read through these again, and the only one I enjoyed was this piece on Goodbye Dragon Inn, though it worked better with white text on a black background.
What does Goodbye Dragon Inn want from me?
What do I want from Goodbye Dragon Inn?
Some reviewer on the IMDB calls it “spectacularly dull… limp… smitten with its own stasis”.
Stylus Magazine calls it “yet another masterpiece… starkly minimal… sublime”.
Who is right?
They are both right.