The Guest is an unapologetic genre movie that is elevated considerably thanks to a charismatic lead (Dan Stevens) and some great placement of 80s-style music.
The simplistic ‘mystery-man’ set-up is made enjoyable despite some cheesy but fun scenes. It has this playful and self-aware quality that works as well as it did in director Adam Wingard’s film, You’re Next.
The film pays a sort of homage to the 80s genre films, none more evident that the appearance of the film’s…
August: Osage County is a morbid and emotionally punishing family drama that will make you uneasy but keep you occupied thanks to some terrific back-and-forth between a talented collaboration of stars.
It is an actor’s movie, theatrical even, with a phenomenal display from Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep in particular. The rest of the cast chips in well, each adding substance to this heartbreaking saga. A nice score punctuates the emotional moments and the emptiness of the film’s setting is…