Posts Tagged ‘Kaboom’

My Festival Experience

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Main Street, Park City

Main Street, Park City

Being in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival (and all of the stuff going on around it, like Slamdance) was definitely an exciting and memorable experience. It was amazing to see the US premieres (and in several cases the world premieres) of the newest indie films and not knowing if you just saw a movie that will be the next big thing or a movie that will never be seen again by anyone who didn’t see it here. I found myself genuinely hoping for all of the movies I saw to receive the highly sought after distribution deals, especially after the Q&A sessions with the directors, casts, and crews. They all put so much passion, heart, and effort into an endeavor that may be their big break, but could also come to nothing. I have even more respect now for the amount of work that goes into making a film and especially into making one that makes it to this level. I also feel like I have a slightly better grasp now on the ever-elusive term “independent film.” (more…)

Sundance Film Review: Gregg Araki’s Kaboom

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Kaboom (2010)

Kaboom (2010)

Gregg Araki’s tenth film Kaboom is unapologetically funny, sexual, inappropriate, and apocalyptic.  In short, it was entertaining and pretty brilliant.  The movie is a fast-paced, sex-driven, drug-fueled, surreal, highly-stylized, live-action graphic novel about coming of age and dealing simultaneously with the stress of college and the end of the world.  If that description seems crazy or a little bit confusing, just wait until you see the film.  But throughout all of the craziness, I was thoroughly entertained, amused, amazed, and impressed.  All in all, it is a film well worth watching.  Kaboom premiered in May at the Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews and is quickly creating the same buzz here at Sundance.  (more…)