Atmospheric and dreamlike, It Follows is a deeply interesting horror film.
It's both skin-crawlingly scary and continuously inventive, bringing a nice combo of jump scares and creeping chills. The central conceit, of a slowly advancing threat, makes for some really inventive horror and the sense that anything in the frame can be a threat.
Maika Monroe is a dreamy, woozy central performer, deeply affected by the horror and yet maintaining a disaffected serenity throughout. The supporting cast also feel like…
Jennifer Aniston is solid in this emotional drama.
Unfortunately, there's very little around her to turn the film into something truly impressive. The script is paper-thin and the supporting cast are incredibly thinly drawn.
However, Aniston really does do a good job. Her quips work and she's believably haggard - both physically and emotionally - as a woman worn down by the horrible circumstances of her life.
It's a tad overlong and a little televisual, but when it works, it works.
Hands down the funniest film to have Judd Apatow's name attached to it, Anchorman is already a comedy classic only eight years after its initial release. Many of its quotes are ingrained in popular culture and the mere mention of the film's name causes most human beings to spew forth with quotes.
Every scene of the film crackles with quotable dialogue: Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's script being up amongst the funniest Hollywood has ever produced. In Ron Burgundy, Ferrell…