Love Lies Bleeding (2024)
March 16, 2024 3:39 PM - Subscribe

Reclusive gym manager Lou falls hard for Jackie, an ambitious bodybuilder headed through town to Las Vegas in pursuit of her dream. But their love ignites violence, pulling them deep into the web of Lou's criminal family.
posted by paper chromatographologist (3 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
This was the first movie I've seen in a theater since the pandemic. It was great!
posted by paper chromatographologist at 5:26 AM on March 17


Wow--incredible, trashy/pulpy in the best way. I'd had a crush on Katy O'Brian since seeing her in The Mandalorian, and she and Kristen Stewart burn holes in the screen. Not sure if I've ever seen Ed Harris play a villain, but he was great in this as well.
posted by Halloween Jack at 5:57 PM on March 17


I'll watch anything A24 puts out, but the cinematography on this one's great. I especially loved all the shots of the starlit sky above the gym at night, making the whole scene look somehow like a one-act play/diorama.

That aesthetic really comes into play during the last few scenes of the movie -- excellent art direction to bring that theme around full circle in the end.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 7:53 AM on March 18


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