Southland Tales Reconsidered

Justin Timberlake’s shellshocked music video from Southland Tales.

Lucius Shepard has a good take on the movie, which is an entertaining mess that most will hate, but which I enjoyed.  It reminded me of the great sloppy sf satires of the 50’s–far more like a real Philip K. Dick novel than the sanitized Seinfeld-like sketches of Linklater’s adaptation of A Scanner Darkly.  I guess it’s what Kelly did after realizing his Cat’s Cradle screenplay was never going to get made.  People don’t make movies like this anymore.  They don’t even write books like this.  I’m a fan.