X ★★★½

Hoop-Tober 2022 Entry #4

I’ve always given writer/director Ti West credit for trying with his films. Whether it was the 80s VHS clamshell horror of debut THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL or the found footage cult madness of THE SACRAMENT, there’s always solid filmmaking not content to merely emulate, but to live and luxuriate in the style he’s working in. It never worked for; that is until now. X gloriously revels in 70s cinema without coming off as cheap imitation or overt worshipfulness a la Rob Zombie. It may get a bit muddled in its ambitions, but I’ll take that over cheap homage and surface grit any day.

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