Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Performance (1970): Netflixin 10/29/08

  • Why I rented it: The eternal wisdom of the Netflix suggestion machine. I had never heard of this movie before.

  • Verdict: 7/10. Never underestimate the unadulterated coolness of a London in the Swinging 60s art film. Superficially a gangster-meets-artsy-rock-star piece, but the real beauty is the psilocybin-induced haze of quick edits, androgyny, spontaneuous musical numbers, a slightly annoying gamine, cockney accents, free love, and Mick Jagger dancing with a fluorescent light bulb. Sure it has pretentious written all over it. But I liked it.

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