Even the villainous Tom gets a revealing monologue near the end. It's just that Clark does not quite bring this one home for me. A sequel is listed for being in the making for next year, I don't see how they expect to make any money off of that, but maybe Clark doesn't care and he just want to film some more naked teenagers. If you are on the fence, please give Larry Clark your support to send a clear signal to both independent film makers and to Hollywood. But here Larry Clark goes a bit further. Surprisingly, the sex scenes, only a few of which involve teenagers, have a gentle, romantic tone to them, making this, perhaps, Clark's first legitimately erotic film.
It's a lot of the same stuff you'd expect from the director by now. Larry Clark certainly had a good time watching their convulsions but this time he doesn't share it with the audience. The fact he doesn't really give any chance to his characters. Of course, as with all Larry Clark films, the cast were all able to shed their clothes and copulate in front of the crew. Your wife probably cheated on you at least once or twice too. Much of what is said, is supposed to shock though and if you are not bigotted, it may just seem obvious. All of his work is a variation on a theme.
Yeah, the movie is set in Marfa, Texas. Now granted, I don't believe Larry Clark has done a movie where teenagers don't get naked but really with this one I seriously started to wonder if he did this film for the sole reason of getting off on the nude teens with multiple crotch-shots male and female. James actually gives a fantastic performance, making Tom an ugly creep but also, oddly easy to watch. Larry Clark asked his assistant when he was on set to start film this, and seemingly they never found it and had to make up something on the spot. Performances are convincing all round from mothers to daughters to cops. The conclusion is quite impactful, but it almost doesn't have a context, what goes before is so unfocused. His eventual acts of violence and sexual assault aren't surprising.
Clark had a comeback to make. It shows in this picture that not all is the American dream. After that much of a break, you'd expect a filmmaker to come back with something new, engaged with different subjects. Despite it's issues, it's still the filmmaker's best work in years. You can see it coming that it turns out wrong.
He skates, is in a band, occasionally enjoys a pot cigarette, is friends with a sexually liberated young mother, and is currently trying to get into his girlfriend's pants. Marfa girl revolves around a half-Mexican charismatic 16 yr- old skater boy in a self-titled town in Texas, which is another character of the movie. Apart from that, if you know Larry Clarke you know what to expect. She is an Artist in residence, white and privileged but nevertheless doomed and lost as her fellow townies. Another stand-out moment is Adam and the Marfa Girl's discussion about sexism and double standards. The film is named after its setting because Marfa is a character onto itself. Despite it's issues, it's still the filmmaker's best work in years.
Instead, the movie is actually about a boy, not a girl. The Girl has a revealing conversation with the mellower of the two cops, about his military history. It is a place where all hope is lost and where people turn to spiritual healing for some substitute of courage and intellect. He makes films about specific not-for-everybody subjects and does not hide his fascination by it. The movie concludes with violence.
A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. If you think about it, it's the life we were meant to live. James actually gives a fantastic performance, making Tom an ugly creep but also, oddly easy to watch. It isn't until Burnette's mysterious character strikes a conversation with two of Tom's Mexican coworkers, questioning if they feel guilty in any way for arresting their own people. It's a film about ideas and loyalties. Adam Mediano has a natural charisma as an actor and it's not impossible to see him going on to a real acting career.
That's not the misleading part. James actually gives a fantastic performance, making Tom an ugly creep but also, oddly easy to watch. One of the characters says 'if people f'd more there would be no war. For most of the film, he comes off as a thinly developed villain. Now you can download at blazing fast speed with new servers we added in April 2019. Instead, the movie is actually about a boy, not a girl.
It shocked the world back then but it put his name on the map. All things considered, it's what I would expect from the director at this point in his career. Perhaps the director had stepped out for the moment. His mom rehabilitates parrots and is heavily involved in the local spiritualist and art scene. I have to comment on another reviewer who wrote that this film represents Larry Clark's disappointing and lackluster comeback film. Many of the scenes are there just for shock value, but you expect nothing less from writer-director Larry Clark director of Kids, Bully and Ken Park. Mary Farley is also strong as Adam's mom.