Brandon P. Ledet

art & criticism from new orleans
My congratulations & jealousies go out to the lucky souls who get to experience these Kate Bush shows @ The Hammersmith Apollo on her Second Tour Ever. Goddamn.

My congratulations & jealousies go out to the lucky souls who get to experience these Kate Bush shows @ The Hammersmith Apollo on her Second Tour Ever. Goddamn.

Rocky Horror Picture Show & Spice World not only both deliver drag performers, aliens, AND Meatloaf but Richard O’Brien, who wrote Rocky Horror & played Riff Raff, is also the evil paparazzi guy in Spice World. Food for thought.

Rocky Horror Picture Show & Spice World not only both deliver drag performers, aliens, AND Meatloaf but Richard O’Brien, who wrote Rocky Horror & played Riff Raff, is also the evil paparazzi guy in Spice World. Food for thought.

How many kids’ movies can deliver drag queens, aliens, AND Meatloaf? Just one.

How many kids’ movies can deliver drag queens, aliens, AND Meatloaf? Just one.

When I die please bury me in a Bota Box.

2010- The tyranny of the Shrek franchise comes to a close with Shrek Forever After. 2014- It is announced that a 5th Shrek movie may be in the works. Coincidence?

2010- The tyranny of the Shrek franchise comes to a close with Shrek Forever After.
2014- It is announced that a 5th Shrek movie may be in the works. Coincidence?

Thank you for your 15 years of service. Without you my life would be boring. P.S. a second Fever Ray album would be much appreciated if you’re looking for something to do with yourselves.

Thank you for your 15 years of service. Without you my life would be boring.

P.S. a second Fever Ray album would be much appreciated if you’re looking for something to do with yourselves.

Boogie Nights masters the balance between high & low art. The movie is steeped in camp: over-the-top acting, ridiculous dialogue, bright, gaudy colors & costumes, a painfully awkward duet sung by John C. Reilly & Mark Wahlberg that feels like a precursor to Tim & Eric. It’s also beautifully framed, carries just as many strong performances as over-the-top ones, and has a tendency to indulge in long, winding track shots Paul Thomas Anderson ostensibly treasured in classics like Goodfellas & Carrie. Some shots stretch on for minutes and glide exquisitely through homes and underwater. The movie is both deliriously fun & technically stunning. This dichotomy mirrors the tension between the movie’s depiction of the happy-go-lucky excess of the 1970’s & the coke-fueled-decline of the 1980’s.  It may not be Anderson’s most ambitious work, but it is his most balanced and perhaps his most successful.

Boogie Nights masters the balance between high & low art. The movie is steeped in camp: over-the-top acting, ridiculous dialogue, bright, gaudy colors & costumes, a painfully awkward duet sung by John C. Reilly & Mark Wahlberg that feels like a precursor to Tim & Eric. It’s also beautifully framed, carries just as many strong performances as over-the-top ones, and has a tendency to indulge in long, winding track shots Paul Thomas Anderson ostensibly treasured in classics like Goodfellas & Carrie. Some shots stretch on for minutes and glide exquisitely through homes and underwater. The movie is both deliriously fun & technically stunning. This dichotomy mirrors the tension between the movie’s depiction of the happy-go-lucky excess of the 1970’s & the coke-fueled-decline of the 1980’s.  It may not be Anderson’s most ambitious work, but it is his most balanced and perhaps his most successful.