You will probably love it or hate it.
De Palma is, along with Malick, my favourite American filmmaker. Thanks for the tip. No particular fireworks but he completely dominated a much bigger, and, I still feel, underrated opponent, closing the show with a stoppage.
Horn is absolutely one dimensional but he makes for good fights. Kelly looked more hittable now that he was in with a competent opponent, but I thought he looked good again.
Lewis Ritson on the undercard is another name to watch for. Watched the terrible Richard Kelly film, The Box. I saw Scanners years ago and enjoyed it. They have an often wonderful way of being serious while not taking themselves too seriously. I especially like Allan Arkush.
Too bad about the new Kelly. Tried watching his Southland Tales; ugh. Any idea what the hell happened? Speaking of Spence, what do you make of the talk of him vs. Mikey Garcia at ? The smaller Garcia would be fearless indeed to take that fight.
Whatever happens, I know we will.
Now on my radar, thanks. Agree with your take on Josh Kelly looking more hittable; the plot thickens. Nice tip on the terrifically named Respect Box newsletter. Cronenberg has more up his sleeve than his especially early subjects might suggest.
Prophetically, maybe, it also feels its way to the emerging screen culture in the west—the world-after-books then taking shape.
Pauline Kael in her New Yorker pieces would always attack coldness in Kubrick. She meant his cerebral strategies.
The long takes, the abstracted settings, the formalist editing, the light bleaching people into specimens. She went for Peckinpah over him any day. As in boxing, so in film—there are levels. A visual poem, crafty as hell.