Katie Aselton's "Black Rock" attempts to put a feminist spin on the predominantly male slasher film subgenre but apart from having a female director, what sets "Black Rock" apart from other slasher films?
Is it the fact that Lake Bell and Aselton spend much of the final act nude? Is it the fact that the film is seemingly improvised? Is it the fact that the bad guys are the army buddies of the former classmate one of the film's central…
"Kill List" director Ben Wheatley's new flick "Sightseers" has been heavily praised but the darkly comic spree killer thriller is not as good as "Kill List".
Alice Lowe and Steve Oram play an unhinged couple who go on a caravan trip/romantic getaway and (this is not really a spoiler) wind up on a killing spree.
Featuring very, very dry humor and a keen sense of dread, the film does work but "Kill List" was a near-masterpiece (and like the 2nd movie I ever reviewed on Letterboxd!) and "Sightseers" is just quite good.
Not great, not a near/masterpiece.... Just quite good.
I second everything Corey "Goon" Pierce said even though I liked it more than he did. Listen, this movie has been overhyped and overrated like crazy. This is not revolutionary, "game changing" filmmaking, it's just a pretty darn solid popcorn horror-comedy with good performances from Whitford, Jenkins and Fran Kranz as well as some cool cameos (although Jodelle Ferland is wasted which should be punishable by law!) I won't spoil the last half hour but the effects were terrible in…