|The Fisher King
|This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2017
Stack 3, film 7: The Fisher King. I never saw this when it came out and it's fallen through the cracks since then. I find this to be about as fitting a final random Criterion film as can reasonably be expected.
Damn, While watching The Hit I thought maybe the 80s was the most tacky era, but the "high fashion" Jeff Bridges wardrobe and apartment furnishings were the most heinous early 90s chic that I can imagine. And there's some total Lethal Weapon score going on... but other than that, I found this to be perhaps Gilliam's most conventional film... which makes his trademark camera and occasional gonzo flights of fancy stand out all the more. Jeff Bridges is great as always, Robin Williams perfect, Michael Jeter amazing... 90s nyc a little rough. All the mental hospital stuff feels like trial run for 12 Monkeys.
Umm.. I liked this ok. Maybe I like it more than I think I do.. I can't think of anything bad to say... I dunno, I'm pretty tired. I'm going to sleep on it.