Screenwriter, storyteller, horror lover, probably a unicorn.
Even if it seems to be a virtuous exercise in style, The lighthouse is indeed full of texture, plot, character, personality.
The atmospheres, here, are disturbing, distressing - and cold, so cold. So cold that your bones start shaking and your voice starts breaking.
Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe are in a way complementary, antithetical, dramatically perfect.
Drama, here, is underlying, declared (of course), but never virtuous.
The use of black and white film turns this thriller in a real jewel, that closely reminds an Hammer FIlm or an RKO movie. And this, if possible, is an added value.
Dan Gilroy is a good screenwriter. And like many other screenwriters he has decides that he wants to be a director too. He's not a bad director, to be honest, but the fact that he writes and directs his own stories is part of the problem. 'Cause when your write and direct your own stories, sometimes you can lose lucidity and detachment. And lucidity and detachment are the key to tell a good story, a great story.
The Nightcrawler e…
Eddie Murphy joins the best group of black actors ever (Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Snoop Dogg...) to tell an incredible - and somehow inspiring - story: the story of Rudy Ray Moore, a successful stand up comedian who becomes a blaxpoitation icon in the blink of an eye. Funny, desecrating, steeped in black culture, Dolemite is My Name tells a story that seems distant in time, but it's stunningly applicable, even after all these years.
A very powerful, grotesque and harrowing picture of our society. Bong Joon-ho has a great gift: he universalises his storytelling, even if he starts with an extremely personal story. Parasite is the story of all of us, trapped inside a capitalist society that's crushing us, that's killing us. We are all parasites.