Rotten Tomatoes certified critic, youtuber, film lover with an appetite for horror especially.
The Black Phone is an extremely potent kidnapping thriller, with great 70s atmosphere, a creepy score, and director Scott director Scott Derickson's unique touch.
What really works though is the character dynamics. The relationship between our star siblings Finney and Gwen is so strong here, which makes one beg for Finney's life hopefully saved in the end.
Hawke gives a subdued, yet effective and chilling performance as the Grabber. The character isn't overplayed thankfully, which makes him more...sinister.
I'll admit I had a similar reaction coming out of H2018 as I did Kills. BUT...the big difference here is my expectations were far lower due to my feeling settling in for the first movie. Kills surprised the hell out of me honestly, delivering punctuated kills, a brewing message throughout of mob mentality, and some pretty shocking surprises in the character department.
Myers is such a force in Kills thanks to Courtney's fine tuned robotic stroll. The "man" is gone.…
Zack Snyder's Justice League is a lesson in proper handling of a story, especially in terms of editing, pacing, character building, and even cinematography. It just feels more cohesive. And the 4 hour runtime only benefits it (Snyder has included convenient chapter points).
If you're a fan of Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, you will definitely be happy as it rounds out the story quite well and offers possibilities to move forward.