August 6, 2012 Leave a comment
Gus Van Sant always strikes me as a divisive director. His work is minimalist at times, but also extremely experimental, often choosing to a stripped down approach to directing with dreamlike realism. Elephant was a movie that felt more like a vivid dream with the documentary approach to depicting a high school massacre. Last Days follows in the same foot steps of Van Sant’s previous films Gerry and Elephant, essentially closing his Death Trilogy. What you see is an introspective look on the last days of a musician reminiscent of Kurt Cobain. We watch the collapse of a human being coping with personal demons, fame and his place in life.