Exquisite Corpse

Gus Van Sant’s Restless is a love story with carrion beetles.

Movie Reviews & Stories
It is not uncommon for a great artist to show questionable taste in source material. Bob Dylan recorded a Christmas album in which he gurgled “Here Comes Santa Claus.” T.S. Eliot developed a poe   More
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 AARON MESH

Gus Van Sant's Restless Gets Trailer, Looks Pretty, Still Seems Stupid

Movies & Television
Remember when Gus Van Sant announced he was filming what amounted to a remake of Harold and Maude in which Maude wasn't old, and we humbly suggested that was a really, tremendously bad idea, and he did it anyway because, honestly, he made Milk and he can do whatever the fuck he wants? Now there's a trailer, with a shot of the Fremont Bridge, and the addition of a Japanese fighter-pilot ghost named ...   More
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 AARON MESH

Gus Van Sant's New Movie Will Be Shot in Oregon, Sounds Kind of Dreadful

So it's been pretty nicely established now that Gus Van Sant has postponed his Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test project to shoot a script called Restless, written by a screenwriting newcomer who has the ear of Ron Howard. The good news? It'll probably be shot here in Oregon. The bad news? It sounds fucking awful. This morning I talked to Vince Porter, the executive director over at the Governor's ...   More
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 AARON MESH


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