I remember lining up all day in Tampa to see the Phantom Menace on opening day. The conditions at the theater were terrible: Broken AC, blurry lens, and a terrible crowd. I ended up leaving the theater feeling a bit drained, like someone had siphoned the “force” right out of me. The movie wasn’t what I was expecting, but there was one thing I loved about the phantom menace and that was Liam Neeson’s portrayal of Qui-Gon Jin.
How did I not see this until today? You’re about to watch Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim, The Thing, Death Proof) utter a number of seemingly random phrases into the camera while speaking French. You will also probably find this experience oddly hypnotic and enjoyable. Casque, directed by Mary’s husband Riley Stearns, reminds me of something a young Wes Anderson would make in his spare time. Looking forward to seeing what this duo whips up next.