⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ for Olivia Colman.
In my experience, the Los Angeles horror community is warm, welcoming, enthusiastic, and supportive. It's not without its fair share of cattiness or petty jealousies, of course, but generally speaking I would say it has a friendly and collaborative atmosphere. I mention this because CREATURES features many familiar faces and names from this community, which only serves to prove my point. What I found myself thinking while watching CREATURES, however, is that perhaps we need to reevaluate the way in…
As my mind wandered off during this film's fourth act, I started thinking, "there needs to be a concise term for movies that are technically polished, acceptably visually stimulating, and yet have no apparent reason for existing." Inspired by the term "butterface," I have now decided to employ (for as long as I can remember to do so) "butter raisin," as in, "everything about this movie's great but her raison d'être."
Just go with it.
A dear friend of mine gets really hot under the collar about THE CABIN IN THE WOODS. He feels like the filmmakers are taking a standpoint of creative superiority over the movies they reference, all while not contributing much new material of their own to the genre they're "lampooning." Now, I don't personally feel that way about CABIN, but I did find myself becoming irritated at BLOOD FEST for similar reasons. If horror movies are all so rote, so pathetic,…