Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Antichrist and Bear in Heaven

I watched Lars Von Trier's "Antichrist" last night, and i'm still mulling the whole thing over in my head. It's a very difficult watch (Von Trier true to form), but i liked it. That's not to say that it didn't have its flaws. Some of the segments feel kind of film schoolish, arty-fartiness for the sake of arty-fartiness. For those not in the know, the film's about a couple whose son dies while they make love. Since the husband is a therapist, he wants his wife to deal with her grief rather than drown in pain killers, so they go out to a cabin in the woods to confront her fears. Things get eerie from there. It's a beautiful watch and a lot of the imagery is captivating. Dafoe and Gainsbourg are both fantastic, Von Trier creates a perfectly dark and foreboding mood, and i really think that i'll be creeped out for days.

Note: This is not a movie about Satan, but about evil and human nature.
Note: This movie is definitely not for everybody

On a different note entirely, check out "Beast Rest Forth Mouth," a great LP by Bear in Heaven. They create gorgeous pop melodies using guitars, synthesizers, and noise. Put it in a similar vein with Health or Crystal Castles, but 86 the screeching and the techno house music, and you've kind of got the idea. But don't take my word for it. Go check them out. "Lovesick Teenagers" is particularly good.

1 comment:

  1. sounds like I'm glad I went to bed last night and didn't stay up to watch this movie. But yay for Netflix streaming!!