If you're intelligent, quirky and can appreciate the feel of an indie film, you'll really enjoy this film like I did. If not... maybe give this a miss.
The characters and dialogue are the centre of Damsels in Distress and quite often they are as random as they are hilarious. "This soap is what gives me hope." Greta Gerwig made this film what it is, her serious persona gave the humour a dryness that worked for me.
Is Martyrs disturbing? Yes. Is it worth it? Yes.
Martyrs stands out as one of the best horrors from the decade for me. It's captivating, intense and emotionally exhausting. From the offset, Martyrs gets a tight grip on you and doesn't let go until the climax.
What impressed me about Martyrs is that it managed to incorporate psychological scares/suspense with some of the best gore on film. Unlike some other films, the gore didn't make it unbelievable or funny, it…
What appeared to be a silly premise turned out to be an unusual and insightful take on the effects of living/coping with loneliness. For anyone who ever feels lonely, I think this film could be a heart-warming escape. You finish feeling hope and comfort after witnessing what the human spirit can overcome.
As usual Ryan Gosling was incredible (as were the entire supporting cast) If you're a person who's looking for a silly film with cheap laughs, look elsewhere, because this film has depth.