While this isn’t the man’s best work, Refn continues to make awe-inspiring films that draw me in every time.
I enjoyed the film, but with a stronger script and more confident, emboldened direction it could have been so much more.
I have an affinity for these kind of bleak, post-apocalyptic stories, and tend to give bonus points for those with a western feel such as this one.
Here we have one hell of a directorial debut that takes what starts as an obvious trope but takes a few sharp turns into unexpected territory, and those uncharted waters make some big waves.
The film does a lot of things well, including absolutely breathtaking imagery, a fabulous score and perfectly deliberate pacing.
It works as a mystery, revealing its twists and turns at precise moments, but also as a profound love story, showing how affection can be equally healthy and destructive.
Question: How exciting can a movie that consists entirely of Tom Hardy driving and talking on the phone really be? Answer: Very much so, apparently.
Never, EVER kill a hitman’s dog…
A good thriller keeps you on the edge of your seat, whether that’s at home or in the theater. There were a lot of good examples from the 2000s, but many of them may have flown under your radar. Here are fifteen you may not have seen…but you should!
Found footage horror is definitely not my genre, so I may not be in as good a position to judge this as others, but now I get why the whispers that “Shyamalan is back” started to surface after this was released.
It’s gritty, grim and thought-provoking; a dark tale about horrors we prefer to shield ourselves from until they come knocking at our door.
There are things to admire here, but the wasted potential is frustrating.
The backstory seems more interesting than the story we were told. Hereditary is a movie I would happily watch a prequel of.
There is no way around it, this is an episode of Black Mirror on the big screen. And it’s awesome.