I have to be honest, I had very high expectations for this film and I was quite let down, mostly by how average/borderline bad the screenplay was. Some genuinely chilling, horrifying moments in here amongst some of the most stupidly awful music, editing and directing choices ever. Too much forced exposition and bad dialogue in the first act or so -- and random red herrings (the clock????). This feels like a James Wan beta-film, somewhat like how Oculus feels like…
Holy fucking shiiiiiiit.
So I've been watching The Soprano's recently, and anyone who has seen that show will know that avoiding The Godfather spoilers is basically impossible. Every episode is a landmine of references and callbacks, both from the characters themselves and the writers. So it was finally time for me to bite the bullet, on the horizon of the film's 50 year anniversary.
There's nothing new I can say about this film. Everyone knows how influential and groundbreaking it…
Enemy is a film that, for me, transcends the ordinary viewing experience. Much like another brilliant Jake G film, Donnie Darko, I never aim to watch Enemy with anything less than an analytic eye, watching intensely during every frame for deeper insight into what I am watching. This viewing of Enemy was probably my best yet. I felt so much more understanding and appreciative of the material, while also (to an extent) reliving the experience of watching for the first…