“Vampyr” has visuals which are far ahead of its time, endowing it with an impressive atmosphere of dread, but the narrative structure of very little dialogue and exposition via book (employed largely because of the difficulties of filming in three languages) and dragging pace present in the second act hold it back.
[Content warning for heavy violence, a scene of non-physical sexual abuse, and generally abusive behavior towards women from the antagonist]
"Mandy" is one-of-a-kind. Slow and surreal, the movie is highly stylized in a trippy, cosmic sort of way, and features some of the most beautiful color and lighting work I've ever seen in any movie. It's beauty is complimented by a great score, one of the last ever made by the recently-deceased genius Jóhann Jóhannsson. Also integral to the film…
[Content warning for rape]
Not just one of the best horror movies of this decade, nor just one of the best horror movies of all time: "It Follows" is one of the best movies of all time.
Before going into analysis of the movie, I'd like to note all of the things which make the movie itself incredible. "It Follows" has brilliant cinematography which stylishly utilizes centering of subjects and rotating and tracking shots; incredible lighting and coloring; an intense…