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Double Feature | Year 12 (2008)
Maybe Gaspar Noé and Harmony Korine can be friends. Michael Climaxes all over a Beach Bum. The never-ending journey to give Harmony Korine a playmate. Eric has not figured out how to release Disposition. If you’re a Patreon, send in lists of films you want on the show. Climax is not a good time. The alternative to art is sometimes suicide. Building up to hell, then hell. Leaving the audience outside the character’s experience. Dancing. Leaving the alarming things unexplained. Maybe there aren’t drugs in Climax, as opposed to Beach Bum. Finding places in that feel like another planet. Secret wealth, privilege, and accomplishments. Pushing wheelbarrows of weed. Tripping into a Pulitzer without showing any labor. Eric gets upset that others might have wild success without doing much work. (No one tell him about his president.) Not letting the audience see how the character sees the world. Shit’s gonna work out, though. Michael on sharks.
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Released: September 19, 2018
Runtime: 97 min | IMDB | Wikipedia
Director: Gaspar Noé
Writer: Gaspar Noé
Starring: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub
French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.
The Beach Bum
Released: March 29, 2019
Runtime: 96 min | IMDB | Wikipedia
Director: Harmony Korine
Writer: Harmony Korine
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher
A rebellious (and unexpectedly impressive) stoner named Moondog lives life by his own rules.