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The Criterion Challenge 2022 - Film #6
Been a long while since I've been as impressed with directing as I was with this. So much of the core material here feels so off the cuff, but never amateurishly improvisational. Nothing here feels written or blocked, it all feels so unbelievably natural. And holy shit, Benoît Poelvoorde's performance is genuinely one of the all time great comedic performances. He perfectly captures the tone that this film is going for without…
Part 37 of The Dumbest Horror Marathon Ever Conceived
The reveal is deeply unsatisfying, mostly because it feels like they cheated a bit in order to land there. And also, still, a stunning lack of Sidney Prescott in the first half. But! I think this is a significant improvement on the second. Paced so much better, the studio film production setting adds a lot to the personality of the film, the performances are so fun, the Ghostface sequences are exciting. It's a really good movie. I liked it a lot. Fun fun fun!
I remember Felina. I remember exactly where I was, I remember exactly how I felt, I remember basically every knee-jerk emotional reaction I had to each story beat of that final episode. I don’t watch a lot of television, I wish I did. But the amount of shows that I want to watch is a little overwhelming. But sometimes a show comes around that dominates the pop culture zeitgeist it inhabits that seemingly everyone drops what they’re doing to watch…
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There is some great filmmaking on display in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, and there are a few great scenes where Tarantino's trademark dialogue is at it's finest. That's it.
Tarantino's engrossing character work is nowhere to be found here. Tarantino's often excellent storytelling is not in this film. Tarantino's sometimes excessive but usually fun flirtations with genre homages nosedive into painfully abundant and indulgent scenes that lend nothing to the bigger picture; a bigger picture that feels virtually…