Like a menacing dream, Joachim Trier’s Reprise is the racing yet graceful tale of self-actualization. Befitting its Norwegian setting, the film sails between moods as the main characters deal with love, depression, mental illness, ambition, and unfulfillment–all embellished by punk rock undertones. The style is distinctly French New Wave, a throwback to the movement’s originator, Jean-Luc Godard, whose filmsVivre sa vie (My Life to Live) and Bande a part (Band of Outsiders) are reminiscent.
A PSYCHIC TOLD LARRY TALBOT TO BEWARE OF THE MOON. NANCY REAGAN CONSULTED THEM IN THE WHITE HOUSE. YOKO SENT JOHN ON TRIPS WITH NO MISSION BECAUSE HER PSYCHIC TOLD HER TO. ARE THESE SOOTHSAYERS FOR REAL OR JUST IN IT FOR THE CASH?
South of 15th Street and west of Hudson lies New York’s famed Meatpacking District. For decades, by day, it has been true to its name- a blue-collar industrial ‘hood where meat and poultry were slaughtered, processed, packaged, and sold. By night the neighborhood, with its uninhabited buildings and un-policed streets, was infamous for having housed the likes of the “morally un-obliged.” Gays, leatherheads, transsexuals, and in general the sexually deviant claimed the cobblestone as their nocturnal freedom land. It was gritty.