Some absolutely incredible archival footage here. Such a brave and vulnerable look into Val Kilmer, his career, his life, and his family.
Perfectly made slasher. Iconic score and incredible pacing that enhances the tension and puts you on the edge of your seat. The camera moves and choices are so iconic as to define an entire genre, with Myers’ POV often imitated. Carpenter truly stretched every cent of his budget on this and it's no wonder this has stood the test of time.
Very assured and confident directorial debut from Affleck. Extremely well paced and directed first act with some phenomenal performances by Casey Affleck and Amy Ryan in particular. You are thrown into the action right away and the investigation and plot moves quickly and effortlessly from scene to scene. You can tell the actors are having fun playing with each other but it very rarely comes off as cartoonish and mostly feels lived in and earned.
I was genuinely (and pleasantly)…