David Bowie’s one of the most interesting artists, and has been for about 40 years. This is not news. In fact, it’s too bad that he hasn’t done a new record since 2003’s Reality (his follow-up to the brilliant 2001 Heathen) — I’d love to hear where his head’s at now, aside from guesting on SpongeBob in somewhat of a Yellow Submarine riff. Since Bowie’s been quiet of late, we can keep going back to the past and discovering more about what’s already come. The deluxe version of Station to Station is good for this, as is MVD’s new DVD David Bowie: Rare and Unseen.
The first sentence of this review (the synopsis part) was written not-on-Ambien, which I guess is fairly obvious, but maybe worth mentioning. Also, I wrote this the same night as Shutter Island, and these are the “innermost thoughts” I refer to in that review.
Labyrinth – 1986, 35mm
A bratty Jennifer Connelly throws a fit when she has to babysit her crying little brother, and she wishes for him to be taken away, so some goblins do just that, and then she realizes this is a mistake, but David Bowie tells her the only way to get her brother back is to find her way through his labyrinth to the castle.