It's like watching a contemporary period piece wear your favorite show's skin.
Watching this and Aliens as a member of the younger generation has been kind of amusing in that both movies feel like I'm seeing the blueprint for nearly every video game I've ever played my whole life.
Every goddamn shadow, doorway, bush, street, front porch, car, camera pan, etc feels perfectly placed, like a piano sonata of pure tension in the context of suburban communal paranoia. The elegance of late 70s / early 80s Carpenter is astonishing.
Perfectly existentially hollow. McCarthy's Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. Normally I would be annoyed at this but the film goes so damn hard to remove any trace of sympathy or sense within itself that I can't help but respect it. Completely understand hating it, but I just found it fascinating for how many rules it decides to break for the sake of its theme. We need more ballsy films like this and Domino (coincidentally directed by Tony Scott) that blatantly go out of their way to piss everyone off.