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The trailer was creepy, and the film was intense, but not scary. I wasn’t sure what I was going into, but from the moment of the car incident I was mesmerised. Really odd to see Toni Collette in a horror film, but she did a fantastic job as always. Second favorite horror this year after A Quiet Place.
I don’t watch Black Mirror, the only other episode I’ve seen is the one Jodie Foster directed starring the girl from Puberty Blues, and maybe I should catch up. I haven’t posted anything regularly on social media since 2016, but this episode felt oddly realistic even to me. It’s becoming more and more common to be asked about your social media following at job interviews especially for jobs or internships in journalism, sales or anything that has to do with creativity, and that is scary. Two years ago I applied for a job as a critic/reviewer and was told they liked my work and qualifications but they were looking for someone with ‘great social media game’ and thousands of followers so they can promote their company. 21st century is great, but all this social media bullshit is distroying any normality that is left.
What Dreams May Come
This was exceptionally painful to watch now, after Robin’s suicide, as the entire film focuses on afterlife. If this wasn’t eerie or familiar enough, shortly after his death, his wife commits suicide and ends up in hell. Robin’s character decides to go find her. I liked this version of hell. There is this one beautiful scene where Robin needs to get from point a to b without stomping on heads of the burried condemmed souls.
The trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp had more 3D effects than this entire film, but I am still happy I got to see this in 3D. I don’t know what is it about The Rock that makes many of his action/disaster/adventure films entertaining, but I had a lot of fun watching this. I hope Neve Campbell can finally reinstate her 90s career after resurfacing for this supporting role.
This Property is Condemmed
My dad was helping me move furniture yesterday and since he raised me on movies, once we were done, he asked what film I was going to watch. He was intrigued as he had never seen Wood and Redford in a movie together, so he asked to watch it with me. The film wasn’t groundbreaking, but we weren’t disappointed either.
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways
I’ve always been a huge fan of Foo Fighters and Sonic Highways was the last album of theirs I really liked. Towards my film degree I took a 50s-80s Popular Music elective class and absolutely loved it because of all the music history I got to learn and hundreads of artist I got to listen to. This series was in big part the very opposite because of its lenght, as it went into too much detail and felt more like homework I didn’t need. I should have watched an episode a week instead of seeing it in a bulk, and maybe then I would have enjoyed it more.
The only interesting plot was dropped halfway through the film, following a devastating reveal.
More action than in the entire Pirates of the Caribbean franchise! And… it has Jessica Chastain in it!
The Pit and the Pendulum
I used to be obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe when I was a teenager and this adaptation is incredible.