Aronofsky's Barton Fink. General audiences are going to hate this, but I kind of loved it. Incredible sound design and such assured filmmaking. And man, did I love the final shot.
Not without its fair share of problems - the vagueness of Pennywise's abilities, short shrift to half the characters, and a too-obvious score chief among them - but this is a very handsomely crafted and effective mainstream horror film with a great cast and sense of place. I was never legitimately scared or really tense (turns out the film is far creepier in still images than it is in action), but that's OK because it's made up almost entirely of…
Perfectly recaptures the mid-80's Amblin spirit of something like Gremlins. That film is the closest and most obvious comparison, but it's still an apt one, and if that kind of film is what you are hoping for, then Krampus does not disappoint. This is the rarest of breeds: a PG-13 horror comedy that is both funny and yet still brutal and horrific. PG-13 horror movies tend to be toothless, but Krampus more than makes up for a lack of literal…
Agonizingly, shockingly awful. The effects might be pretty good, but everything surrounding them is a heaping pile of shit. The movie is less about watching a bunch of dinosaurs do dinosaur things and more about John Leguizamo cracking anachronistic jokes. "Worst. Migration. Ever." "You just got served!" "Go back to Turkey town!" These are all things that are said by dinosaurs. Uuugggghhhh this movie was just so fucking bad I can't even believe it.
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