Now it's dark.
This is Unhinged with far more road rage and an underlying commentary on parental guidance with more unsubtle jabs at patriarchal family dynamics. Hans is the father whose overconfidence in his ability to maintain control and protect his family results in some humiliating and emasculating scenes. Uncomfortable, relentless white-knuckle ride through deadly daytime traffic that stays in the lane of credibility. 8.4/10
The first victim literally scares herself to death. Quite an amusing sequence. The voyeuristic shots with reflections in both sunglasses and eyeballs were cool as fuck. I don't care how crudely the latter was achieved, it was Hitchcockian nevertheless. Misanthropic and twisted, it's another hidden gem from the video store era. 7.5/10
Blissfully gritty and violent combination of pulp action and neo noir. It's the strongest in a string of distinguished work since Schwarzenegger has returned to movies. This is David Ayer's uncompromising reaction to The Expendables and it's not for wimps. Olivia Williams and Mireille Enos turn in exciting gender-defying performances as the hard-boiled women trapped in this nightmare of throbbing, reckless machismo.
Hollywood really seems to want to fuck fish lately. Aren't we even getting a rehash of The Little Mermaid soon?
The saddest truth is that Aquaman is no longer just an Entourage gag. It's now an actual joke that imagines James Cameron's Avatar as it might've been cloned by George Lucas during his prequel phase. The filmmakers seem to reference Lucas's empire multiple times, especially with all the political mumbo jumbo and silly underwater creatures. Hell, we even get Django…