Just like any good advent calendar after you forget to eat that day’s chocolate, you are left with the sweet joy of eating a whole bunch at once. We have arrived at the point, after my brain failed to function following two very early mornings. Without further ado, we accept my apologies and feast your eyes on…
Day 8 of the 25 Days of Caesar-mas with this piece of shit Coles packet Caesar Salad plus chicken. These packet Coles salads are just the grimmest product going around. Even spicing it up with added chicken and croutons barely elevated it. Also so so much plastic waste.
In contrast to our corporatized salad, today’s alarm is Future Cult Classic. This award is for a movie whose reputation will only grow in the future. My winner is Assassination Nation (2018) dir. Sam Levinson.
This movie might be unknown to most, but this is the second feature film of creator of HBO’s Euphoria. Assassination Nation and Euphoria share similar aesthetic and thematic ideas, but whereas Euphoria channels a demented Disney teen show, Assassination Nation is a millennial spin on an exploitation movie.
The basic plot of Assassination Nation centres on 4 teenage girls following the widespread leak of the community’s emails and text messages. As the town collapses into anarchy the 4 teenage girls must fight for their lives and reputations.
This movie has a frenetic energy that exudes from its cinematography, editing and soundtrack. There is one scene involving a home invasion that this elaborate crane shot that is just cool as hell.
The film is also inherently political, but I am hesitant to discuss this in depth without recently rewatching it. However, I believe it will ultimately end up on the right side of history.
Don’t say I didn’t tell ya’ll about this one.
Runners Up: Spring Breakers (2012), Green Room (2015), It Follows (2014), and Nightcrawler (2014).
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