James Franco's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "Child of God", much like most of Franco's directorial efforts, is not for everybody but if your a fan of films like "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" or "Maniac" (either version), then your in for a creepy and unsettling tale of madness anchored by an Awards-worthy performance by Franco's current muse, up-and-coming actor Scott Haze.
It's hard to say in words how amazing Haze is in this star-making performance as Lester Ballard. He's…
On it's surface, Jake Paltrow's dystopian sci-fi epic "Young Ones" is derivative of so many other filmmakers and films. It's part Gilliam, part Malick, part Kubrick, part Jodorowsky, part Tarr, part Spielberg, part "The Road", part "Dune", part "Blue Ruin" and part "Star Wars".
But that's just on the surface.
Deeper down, "Young Ones" is an odd, interesting and experimental dystopian familial revenge pic starring Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Elle Fanning.
Lots of style (possibly over substance)…
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…