Sunday, September 15, 2013
1907 - Child of God
There's no way to describe this film outside of delightfully fucked-up. I have no way of explaining why I liked this film, but I really really did. It follows a backwoods man as he delves into moral depravity and it's so goddamn fascinating. You don't give the character a pass, but you also don't want to look away - he's so watchable and interesting. Franco has such a confident eye in this film and knows exactly what he's trying to accomplish. I can't imagine how on earth you would market this film outside of an art-house crowd, but it's a really solid, interesting film. Scott Haze is absolutely amazing as the backwoodsman, and commands your attention.
I love that Franco is just all over the map with his projects and doesn't really have anything in particular that defines him. Good on him, and I can't wait to see what he brings out next.