Martin Scorsese's Cape Fear, a remake of an Old Hollywood thriller, has many homages to Hitchcockian thrill rides while retaining Scorsese's eye and his tendency for unearthing over-the-top performances and brutal violence. Robert DeNiro's performance is Shakespearean in its eccentrism, and the supporting cast really only exist to feed this egomaniacal psychopath's depraved desires. The score and cinematography are also appropriately exaggerated, increasing tension and drama to the point of near absurdism, but never to an unenjoyable degree. This film teeters on cheese and camp but never succumbs to it, as it remains a fun thrill ride and a worthy successor to the original.
The Trust stars Memecholas Cage and Memejah Wood as two memes who meme their way into robbing a bank vault they discover. It's a black comedy that is about as good as you'd expect and the plot turns out pretty much how you would expect. Pretty competent direction and a nice minimalist composition both let the viewer know that this film knows what it is: a decent contained heist film with little fat but also little substance. It's alright.
Green Room is a masterpiece of violence and anger. Showing his innate potential as a thriller director with 2013's surprisingly poignant Blue Ruin, Jeremy Saulnier proves that he can manufacture a great film with well known actors and with a greater sense of identity this time around.
Good writers write what they know, and I can tell as a former metalhead kid in high school that Saulnier knows the punk/metal scene and the inherent beauty that may not necessarily be…
There are few words to describe The Cabin in the Woods other than the greatest of adjectives: phenomenal, innovative, and inspiring come to mind. This works not just as a horror movie, but as a comedy, drama, and even a philosophical expression of art. It also does this without offending or desecrating the legacy of any of these genres. This movie is a glorious combination of everything that there is to be loved about horror movies, and even more. It is an exceptional film, and the best horror movie I've ever seen.