Halloween Kills is an aptly titled movie. It's one of the most brutal mainstream horror movies I've seen in a long time - and I choose that word carefully. It's an effective movie... it's one that gets you (and your whole audience)... involved. Let's just say that.
I went to see Halloween (2018) the last time for two nights in a row in order to give myself a second chance with it - to see if it just didn't click…
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I love a film where EVERY word spoken matters. In The Green Knight, it matters to the (wonderfully adapted) story and it matters to character - all of them. Not a wasted moment to find. Dev Patel is very good and Alicia Vikander returns to screen glory with all her might. Her role is not titular, but like the QUEEN she is, owns the film's best scene(s), until, arguably, that virtuoso ending.
David Lowery has made a…
The image of Lee rising up from the bottom of the frame on fire SHOULD be the image we have of his Dracula. It's pretty stunning to see just how vivid it is, even in a Hammer film, because nothing else in the movie up to this point looks like this shot. It's awesome. The makeup effects here are pretty darn sweet. Anouska Hempel was perfect in this as Dracula's mistress who shares a pretty striking scene with him midway through.
I guess I'm one of those that go back and forth on whether or not I like the first one or this one better. Right now I'm forth. They're both perfect horror movies with their own accomplishments. Whereas the first is a haunted house like you've never seen before, this one takes the "bigger" approach to a sequel and is pretty much the blueprint on how to do that.
Kate Siegel, I love you.
Mike Flanagan, I love you.
I do not have any tears left. After night turned into morning, the truly epic final two episodes combined with all the immeasurably important intimate scenes Flanagan's script has throughout, it's been a VERY cathartic 8 straight hours.
Some of these moments should not be structurally possible, but Flanagan makes it so. The fact that he's now created two of these long form masterpieces makes him a legend. As far…