★★★★★ instant classic
★★★★ very good
Rather than delivering a straightforward adaptation of the famous Biblical tale that would appease most ultra-religious purists, Aronofsky has crafted a madly audacious and awe-inspiring hybrid of a dark psychological thriller, a gritty family melodrama on steroids, a fantastical sci-fi disaster epic, an environmental cautionary tale and a challenging philosophical parable that poses deep, timeless questions with its themes of morality and sin, faith and hope, revenge and forgiveness. A work of wild ambition, striking artistry and dramatic intensity, Noah…
Misleadingly marketed as a horror, It Comes At Night is instead a powerful, beautifully acted family drama with elements of mystery and psychological thriller. The masterful sophomore feature from Krisha writer-director Trey Edward Shults is a gripping, atmospheric and touching in equal amounts minimalist post-apocalyptic survival tale with utmost respect for its story, characters and us, viewers.