This fucking film. My goodness. This is the kind of dark comedy/satire I've wanted about films for a long time...though many have rightfully praised the long takes and the camerawork, as well as the acting, the actual successful masterstroke of critiquing the current state of films, with blockbuster vs. arthouse and art and commerce butting heads, makes Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) a masterpiece in my eyes.
The narrative is superb and this story is as depressing, hilarious…
Wanna see Hamlet done backwards? Watch this.
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.
Chinatown is a great noir film with what I would consider now to be one of my favorite Jack Nicholson roles. Other than Nicholson and Faye Dunaway the performances are average, but the soundtrack alternates from classic noir to mostly-thriller-but-nearly-horror atmospheric elements, and the narrative is surprisingly easy to follow for a noir film, without sacrificing good writing in the process. Starting off slow but building gradually and becoming far more interesting as the film progresses, the narrative and its…