Movie geek trying to write a screenplay.
CODA is short for Child of Deaf Adults, which is not a bad theme for a sentimental uplifting drama I guess. We follow Ruby, a young woman living in rural Massachusetts with her deaf parents and a deaf brother. She's the only person in the family who can hear. And her dream is to become a musician - hence music, singing, sound, the auditory plays a big part in her life - a part she cannot share with her family.…
The Nightingale smacks me in the face with a first acts that culminates in such soul-crushing depravity, I almost couldn't take it. But once I decide to stick with it, the film takes me on a journey of revenge that feels unusually justified - never have the bad guys more deserved every ounce of pain that may and will be inflicted upon them. The avenger is fearlessly played by Aisling Franciosi.
The film is also a journey through the magical…
The pain of taking your new girlfriend to meet your parents for the first time. And/or the pain of going on a long excruciating trip to rural America (hillbilly country) with your new boyfriend to meet his horrible parents for the first time. The horror of being in a relationship with another human being at all. Learning to know that person, his least flattering traits, his inadequacy, his parents, the miserable place he grew up. The terror of having your…
Every once in a while a film comes along that makes me think "I wish I had made this" - and Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room is one of those. Intense, anarchic, balls to the walls. Genuinely scary and claustrophobia-inducing, and gory to boot. This is the way to make a low-budget contained thriller. This is pure.