Trying to find my voice. Reviews may be questionable.
I feel sad giving it this rating because its documentation of Thai culture and certain concepts it tackles can be pretty unique, emotionally challenging, and just cool to witness. Unfortunately, having sex with a bunch of men and getting period blood is, uh, not something id consider to be an indictment on the devil entering a girl's body! IDK, maybe some people just like sex!!!!
Someone needs to put this on the "does the dog die" website, that poor pouch is sweet and sour soup now ah geez
Coming out of this film felt like the equivalent of being thrown in a mosh pit for 2 hours and coming out feeling like a new (and heavily bruised, and unstable, and woozy) person. A true assault on the senses and the brain. The main actors fucking kill it at turning up their styles to 15 out of 10, and the swirling mesmerizing camerawork, along with a plot that somehow both delivers deeply haunting and cathartic explorations of madness/relationships/cold war…
The most impressive element of the film-making of US isn't how layered the script is with symbolism and intent. It's isn't the across-the-broad brilliance of all of the cast's dual performances. It's isn't even Peale's intelligent wielding of it's increased budget. What most impressive is the empathy Peale has brought to such a horrific story. There's a deliberate affront to clinical coldness that that can make analogical films inaccessible. The barrier between mainstream humor and surreal terror is broken in…