In some ways a companion piece to Candyman, in some ways its antithesis. An anxious slurry of transitions and revelations, each one building on and intersecting with the last but all without an ounce of catharsis. An unknowable supernatural messenger -- either incapable of translating a message properly or lacking one whatsoever -- will contact you via the hairs on your neck, but, like floaters in your eyes when you look into light, attempting to bring the signal into focus…
Like Happy Death Day last year, The Strangers: Prey at Night remixes the great films of horror past to ask what makes great horror present -- this time, in addition to story tropes is also iconography: a little Evil Dead title card here, some Carpenter lens flares there (with a burning car photographed quite like the titular Plymouth in Christine), a Texas Chain Saw Massacre ending to top it all off. Strangers 2 is not interested in puncturing genre myth,…
r/relationships • I [24F] slept with my best friend [35M] of over 20 years last night. It was really good but our dads [50M, 53M] are heads of warring pizza chains and we could never be together without giving up our families and Italian food/our heritage. Should I schlep with my greasy childhood bff or move back to Europe and open my own successful restaurant?
Textbook example of the noble savage archetype, but combined with whiteness feeding off of blackness by taking advantage of it. This film may be decent formally, but frankly, at its core it has a rather backwards, uninformed, and deplorable morality.
It's not enough for John Coffey to be a magical Other - the film also has to portray him for gross white-guilt-infused sentimentality that is so demeaning he might as well be an animal or non-human entity. Coffey is basically…