Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief, breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Director Panos Cosmatos once said that his 2010 debut film Beyond the Black Rainbow was “a sort of imagining of an old film that doesn’t exist,” inspired by a childhood obsession with the box art of horror movies he wasn’t allowed to watch.
Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The short virtual reality film BattleScar starts before you even put on the headset. In Sundance’s experimental New Frontier section, viewers enter a booth that’s been transformed into a teen girl’s bedroom, circa 1978. A mattress sits on the floor, littered with a leather jacket and high boots.
Shortly after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, news sites began reporting that pages for LGBT rights, climate change, and other key issues had been scrubbed from the White House website. This wasn’t quite accurate. The Obama White House’s entire site had been rolled over to an archived address, and replaced with a bare-bones Trump administration version. An administration official said the site was still would be expanded over time. A year later, though, that original alarm seems well-placed.
To be fair, “accessible” assumes a tolerance for cartoonish gore and bizarre Nic Cage quips. But there’s a comprehensible plot that moves along at a steady clip, whereas I’ve explained Black Rainbow to people as “a very long music video about the failure of ‘60s idealism."
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