i have not seen a more powerful portrayal of forbidden love and loss in a long time.
this is a really fun, often icky body horror film with some really interesting ideas and great practical effects. i liked how cronenberg went from a structurally conventional sci-fi horror film (scanners) to an unconventional, provocative, and totally original body horror movie.
i liked the ideas discussed in the film, i liked how unique and different it was from any horror film i've ever seen and even when the violence got splattery, it didn't take me out of the film. It's not for everybody, but the fans of cronenberg would cherish this audacious piece of work. i liked it a lot!
last night in soho stars thomasin mckenzie and anya-taylor joy in this genre breaking mystery/drama that follows a girl (played by mckenzie) who is aspiring to be a great fashion designer but when she moves to london for fashion school, she begins to have dream encounters of a woman (played by joy) that become increasingly darker.
i have been looking forward to this movie. i didn’t know too much about it, the trailer didn’t give away much and edgar wright…
it was beautiful, the acting was fantastic and it had a fantastic score. however, it wanted to be an A24 art house film so badly that it dropped the essence of the source material, decided to be vague instead of tell a classic myth & lacked a depth of conflict. again. visuals were stunning, but i went to this movie for a story. not turning a classic into a pretentious "well you just didn't get it" art film. i got it. it just wasn't good.