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Plot: The discovery of an illicit love affair leads two young Angelenos on a violent, sexually charged tour through the dark side of human nature.
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Horrible horrible movie. To start with the story is far from original and the pathetic writing doesn’t really add much to it. For the 1st 40 minutes or so you kind of feel like you’re watching a bad B-movie, after which it turns into a bad urban suspense thriller, most of which will either make you roll your eyes or just laugh. The acting is pathetic, I’m pretty sure school kids could act better than this, but then again it’s not like they had a lot to work with as I’ve already stated, but I feel distinctly sure that even if they did, they’d still be horrible. The directing is amateurish, trying desperately to make the movie seem “arty” but failing. A lot of the stuff didn’t even make scene, like counting the days (Monday-Wednesday), why were we doing that again? How exactly did that fit in with anything else? Well that’s about it for my review, just one more thing I’d like to mention is the horrible soundtrack which makes you feel like you’re in a sleazy strip club. In short, don’t watch this.
not necessarily on par with the worsts
Written by Bret Easton Ellis, the same literary mastermind behind American Psycho and The Rules of Attraction, you just know there’s going to be something great about this film. So what’s all the hate? Let’s take ourselves back to Tara’s dialogue in the film, “Do you really like movies?” It doesn’t take someone to be part of the actual process of filmmaking or have experience working in the production of one for them to like movies. What’s my point? What most people fail to see is that the whole movie is a reflection of the destruction of film as an art form. I’m not saying the movie intended itself to be bad or flawed. It only failed to get its message across because most people are too focused on several other things. This is how “Film” degraded as the once highest form of art.
We are more interested in the technicalities and we started becoming “film Nazis” in our own right. Instead of focusing on the message of the film and how that message is delivered through the art form, we try to base a film’s greatness on the sparkling visuals, the “Meryl Streep”-ness of an actor’s acting ability, and the witty, memorable dialogues. Films have become a spectacle, rather an object of meaning.
How did I come up with this outrageous claim? Let’s go back to the movie itself (especially for those who have seen it). The story revolves around the main character Tara (Lindsay Lohan) who lives with her producer boyfriend, trust-fund kid Christian (James Deen). As the plot unfolds, you find out that Tara is secretly involved with her ex, Ryan (Nolan Funk), who is still trying his luck as an actor. Ryan’s current co-producer girlfriend, Gina (Amanda Brooks), is trying her best to help her boyfriend’s dreams come true and make it big. What characters do we have? People who are all in the industry for their own personal gain. No one is actually concerned about the content of the movie they are making.
Christian is only on the project so he can show his dad he is doing something with the money. Both Tara and Gina only did their part so they can help Ryan achieve his dreams. Ryan wants nothing but to finally become a big film star and he will do anything to maintain his role in the project. Even the minor characters working on the project expresses their shallow concerns, such as those working on the set only treating actors. The plot in itself shows more concern over the infidelity of Tara and the attempts of Christian to uncover the affair.
As viewers, how did we miss the point? We were more concerned on the technicalities of the film. Everyone was dubbing it as Lindsay Lohan’s “comeback.” People were looking in with utmost scrutiny whether Lohan can pull it off or not after being a tabloid staple. Much attention was also focused on famous pornstar James Deen as he crosses over to mainstream cinema. Can he act at all? Will there be nudity? If there is, how much of it? It also marks Lohan’s first time to bare her chest in more than one scene in the film. This also became a news item for several weeks while the movie is in production. Other troubles on set leading to the film’s unsure status on its release.
The Canyons, is an erotic thriller set in the Hollywood backdrop about a group of narcissistic individuals working on a film project. It has a film noir feel to it and boasts a picturesque opening credits of theaters in various states of destruction. Lohan’s performance, in my opinion is better than some of the movies I’ve seen her in. One great scene to showcase this is when Christian threatens her into an alibi. When Christian says “That’s a good girl” and she breaks down while trying to compose herself. That was topnotch. James Deen, on the other hand, while not perfect is a surprise as a flat and sinister brat who has deep psychological issues. Nolan Funk has his very visible good and bad moments which contributes to the flaw of the film while Amanda Brooks shines. Bret Easton Ellis’ continues his trademark of narcissistic characters and director Paul Schrader brought style to a difficult script. While the opening scene is great, a certain number of scenes undoubtedly require better execution.
While not among the greats and not necessarily on par with the worsts, The Canyons is still a movie worth seeing. It’s a thriller that displays dominance, power play, and the hazards of discontentment.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Paul Schrader
Writer Bret Easton Ellis
Actors Lindsay Lohan, James Deen, Nolan Gerard Funk, Amanda Brooks
Awards 5 wins & 2 nominations.
Production Company Post Empire Films
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa, Canon EOS 7D
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process Digital (HD)
Printed Film Format DCP