Movie Diary 5/22/2022

Prisoners of the Ghostland (Sion Sono, 2021). Prepping for something to do about Nicolas Cage, which will be revealed soon. This zany outing will have its place in a discussion about Cage’s recent wilderness years, because whether the film is your cup of magic-mushroom tea or not, it has its own oddball integrity.

The Right Stuff (Philip Kaufman, 1983). For what it looked like in ’83, see my review. Also, a re-visit establishes that David Clennon was the first person to say “push the envelope” in a movie.

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