This is a film that’s been on my radar since last year- based on a story told in a series of tweets that I (along with many others) followed back in 2015. Would a long string of tweets be able to hold up in the form of a full length feature film? Director Janicza Bravo set out to say definitively that she- along with her crew- is more than capable of delivering a quality performance.Continue reading
It’s the final day of my Halloween in December movie marathon and, in the theme of self-indulgence I decided to watch The House That Jack Built. From the controversial director Lars von Trier, this film follows the perspective of the serial killer Jack (played by Matt Dillon) as he explores the reasons behind his own cravings to kill. What the audience gets is a two and a half hour long journey into the ego of Lars von Trier- for better and for worse.Continue reading
Day 3 of Halloween in December is here, and this film is not quite what most would describe as a “horror” film, but it definitely has some of its elements. It Comes at Night isn’t quite what one would expect, especially if you’ve only seen its promotional material. No, this film really is something different from the pack, even among other psychological thrillers.Continue reading
Billed as an “arthouse horror” film, The Lodge (2019) certainly puts forth the effort of Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz. However, while the film has its merits, it certainly falls short of doing anything spectacular, even though it still has its moments and redeeming qualities. Why did this film fall short in comparison to instant classics like Ari Aster’s Hereditary and Midsommar, or Robert Egger’s The Witch? Let’s explore.