Letterboxd is hell.
Pretty cool thriller that you never really know where it’s headed. What would be constrained by a low budget DTV sheen today was a glossy, high concept thriller then. Watching now, you realize how much we need Tony Scott, whose frenetic pacing/editing really brings a flare to all his work. Couple that with an effortless Denzel performance and you’ve got a partnership I really miss. Terrific supporting cast too. Also miss seeing Kilmer on the reg. This isn’t that old, but is starting to feel like it is.
Amblin goes to hell.
A fantastic remake and one of the best in the series. Maybe my favorite out of anything after part 2. Chucky gets a hilarious and heartwarming reinvention with his mischief giving way to murder because he can’t read social cues (how very 21st Century). A few hilariously mean-spirited gore gags and lots of likeable characters in here. Plaza’s struggling working mom is fun as is Henry’s warmly disgruntled detective. Of course, Hamill’s take on the pint…
It’s as weird as it sounds, but also… not really. The underlying idea behind Green’s trilogy has been the corrosive nature of The Shape, whose influence is a black tar on the soul. Whether we’re talking about Dr. Sartain possibly staging a prison break in order to observe Michael in the wild, to the unruly mob who turned HMH upside down in their misguided pursuit of justice. That all culminates in a kid at the center of a…
I was 14 when this came out, and while I liked seeing Craven back doing Freddy things, I’ll be completely honest: the purpose of this one sailed right over my head.
In fact, watching it at 40 is when it starts to click. There’s so much happening here, from Craven’s philosophies about art as the savior of mankind (I’m watching this at a time when the world is on lockdown, the entire earth talking about the books/movies/shows they’re consuming in…