I can think of nothing that wasn't improved. It's undeniably Zack's vision through and through, all of his visual and character strengths along with divisive needle drops and his sometimes awkward way of framing humor in the midst of heavy dramatic stakes. Victor and Barry benefit big-time from more backstory and more explanation helps clear up the overall plot. It's riveting from start to finish; the time just flies by and the film flows beautifully from one chapter to the…
It's even more clear to me now than before that the franchise should have let evil die at the end of "Halloween" (2018). For all of its own faults, that film's centering around Laurie's trauma and family plus the way it built to a trap in which years of planning and brains would finally beat the supernatural threat where decades of brute force had failed were a brilliant plot direction. But no... everything has to be a trilogy these days,…
"Mass" is essentially a single-location stage play between for incredible actors. Or at least, it would be if first time writer/director Fran Kranz (known best for playing Marty the stoner in "The Cabin in the Woods"; mind blown, right!?) had chopped off the opening and ending sections prior to the two couples having their powerful conversation. While I understand what their inclusion may be intended to show, they made the film feel lengthy in a way that I don't believe…
“There are only two industries that call their customers 'users' - illegal drugs and software.”
The most terrifying thing about watching this documentary is how much of this information on the dangers of social media I feel like I already knew, and yet I actively ignore it all because I'm addicted to the high of the drug.