Thursday, May 21, 2009

Make-Out With Violence

The Dougal Brothers (a media-making collective) have created a sumptuous feast in their first feature: a coming of age zombie flick crafted from (the unexpected combination of) generous portions of John Hughes 80s teen-angst and Tarkovsky's Solaris. Through the entire experience, I experienced pleasure overload - gorgeous photography, indulgent (in a good way) pacing, a music score that haunted me for weeks, and a ridiculously fun, aching lovestory about growing up or becoming a zombie, choices about which this film doesn't make any judgements.