I think it's safe to say that I'll probably never hate a Scream movie at this point. I do really enjoy most of the directions Radio Silence are taking the franchise, and the more time I spend with the new core characters the more I genuinely enjoy them (even if certain plot points strain credulity). Six movies into the franchise at this point it must be difficult to really innovate, but this version of the now iconic opening scene achieves…
I think I was expecting (and hoping) for a bit more cat and mouse between the truck and van, but Stacy Keach is pretty fun as the bored and misunderstood truck driver. It does feel like the story takes a while to really start despite a murder happening in the first five minutes. Boswell was far and away the best part.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 2014
We often praise directors who are able to blend genres within their movies, but very few are as seamless or all encompassing as what Ana Lily Amirpour achieves with A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. It's less about a western meets a romance meets a horror etc, and more just a world that she has created where these things are the natural order. The stark black and white photography is gorgeous, and it only heightens the desolation and isolation…
Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage 2021
Does a good job of setting up why the eventual outcome was really the only outcome that was ever going to happen. It's honestly dizzying how many issues there were with the festival before they even let people into the venue, let alone after people started getting dehydrated, sexually assaulted, and a million other things that exacerbated the event. It was a powder keg, and they were so ill prepared for what they were about to unleash, and lots of…
I've said it before, but a David Fincher movie is like comfort food to me. It's such a delight to just watch someone who is so good at what they do. Thankfully Mank seems almost completely uninterested in the Raising Kane debate. In fact, this has far more to do with Fincher's own trials and tribulations trying to work in the Hollywood system than it does with who authored the movie.
I'll try and not say too much because I…