A lot of critics review-bombing this movie and I have no idea why.
It's FUN. It's a great time. Especially with an audience.
You guys like fun things? Go watch Bullet Train.
Alright, I couldn't resist looking at the Letterboxd reactions to this, and I'm sorry, but am I the only person who didn't find this scary? At all?? I wanna watch this "Jaws in the sky" movie people saw, because this wasn't it.
► Update: I obviously have a lot more to say than this, so you should watch my full review here!
This one actually felt very exploitative to me. If you're looking for something to put the events of this case in a timeline - I guess, this documentary does a decent job. But that's all it does. It takes existing footage and arranges it in a specific order. It doesn't attempt to explore the reasoning. It doesn't attempt to uncover something you can't already learn from a simple Google search. It doesn't give it any kind of perspective. All it…
OK, so first of all, Willem Dafoe is great in this.
Second, the color palette and the way Sean Baker makes the ugliness of the world look almost whimsical is also great from the aesthetic perspective.
Did I watch the same movie everyone else did? Because, apparently, everyone watched some magical, wonderful, best movie of the year about "real people" and "real childhood". I watched a movie about some the most obnoxious kids and adults/parents I've ever seen on…