unhappy 50th birthday to the term ‘grassy knoll‘
Prada Marfa is a permanently installed sculpture by artists Elmgreen and Dragset, situated 2.3 km (1.4 mi) northwest of Valentine, Texas, just off U.S. Route 90, and about 60 km (37 mi) northwest of the city of Marfa. The installation was inaugurated on October 1, 2005. The artists called the work a ‘pop architectural land art project.’ The sculpture, realized with the assistance of American architects Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, cost $80,000 and was intended to never be repaired, so it might slowly degrade back into the natural landscape. This plan was deviated from when, three days after the sculpture was completed, vandals graffitied the exterior, and broke into the building stealing handbags and shoes [wiki]
What is The Tree of Life? Is it life? Is it tree? Is it of? Is it Terrence Malick‘s masterpiece above all of his other masterpieces or close to it? Is it 2+ hours of trying to be good/tuff dad Brad Pitt saying ‘hit me‘? Is it 32 minutes of Sean Penn looking glum and tired, as his walks around cool modern buildings in Texas AND dusty western vistas? Is it trying to compare wonderful and volatile mother nature vs wonderful and fancy-free mother nurture (Jessica Chastain), who obeys her husband, adores her children and our maker, runs on beds and sometimes floats on air? Is it playful and mischievous, like their three sons (Hunter McCracken, Laramie Eppler and Tye Sheridan)? Is it the bestest planetarium footage not seen in a planetarium? Is it really that sunshiney every 8 seconds? Is it Sunday thru Saturday Evening Post beyond picture perfect looking? Is it really only released in a 2-D version? Is it the most thoughtful dinosaur movie that isn’t a dinosaur movie? Is it truly meaningful or is it juss a bunch of phooey baloney or is it both? Is it poetry in motion? Is it motion in poetry? Is it one long montage meditation trying to pass itself off as a movie? Is it even a movie? Is it over our heads? Is it the 2001 II we’ve all been waiting for? Is it American, while feeling and being foreign cause American flicks are barely this ambitious and beautiful anymore? Is it possible that some other movie could one-up this and win Best Picture? Is it possible you will hate this cause of its loose narrative? Is it possible yer an idiot if you boo this?
Is it all of these things? Is it not? IS IT???
House As A Life: let the pilgrimages begin!!
Verdictgo: Breast In Show
Tree is miracle growing in limited release
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…