This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“what about my ending?”
“here it comes.”
sometimes it’s nice to watch a fun horror movie on a friday night.
i let out the biggest laugh when she said her name was "onnatop". but then i remembered this is the same series where the bond girls names are "pussy galore", "dr goodhead" and "octopussy". the next bond girl should say something like "Hello Monsieur Bond...my name ist Dr. Bouncié Booben von Slob Knobben...please untie me from ze train tracks, blofeld ist getting away!!!"
watching Irreversible, i'm reminded of that one interview gaspar noe gave where he said that hes disappointed there aren't more walkouts whenever he screens one of his movies. his films manage to hit so many pressure points in a short amount of time that its hard to gather your bearings, and that level of challenging the audience on an emotional and intellectual level is something i have a high amount of respect for. even if you despise his body of…
the stuff in here that’s good is really really good and the not so good stuff is grating. i’m getting pretty tired of the wink wink “does the world REALLY need 007 anymore ;)” like yes you stupid bitch as long as these movies keep raking in 800+ million they’re never gonna let this old british hag retire! i miss it when bond movies really leaned into their goofiness. just let bond movies be bond movies. also for some reason…
aside from the single dumbest decision ive seen in a horror movie in i dont know how long, i found this to be incredibly fascinating, balancing a formal presentation and heavy atmosphere quite beautifully, and the way the story unfolds is pretty expertly told. would recommend if you've havent come across this yet.
"KEEP NOISE TO A MINIMUM
THEY CAN HEAR YOU"
there's a really hazy feeling and look to this film that reminds me of waking up from a very vivd, very disturbing dream. johnny greenwood and kristen stewart burned the house down. also i really wasnt expecting this to go all out with the gothic horror pastiche but it did, and it's a much better film for it; ghosts, fog, empty cavernous rooms. one of the years best.
"I know you said the story was over for you, but thats the thing about stories...they never really end, do they?"
it can sound glib at this point to say a film looks and sounds like it comes straight from the directors heart; of course it does, why wouldn't it? every filmmaker has themselves, their imprint of who they are as a person, inside each film. thats particularly why making a film sounds so intimidating to me. it is the…