This one's got me torn. I can totally get behind the fun cool space monsters but the kids and the humor mostly didn't work. Admittedly, I'm the kind of person that usually finds kids annoying in most movies, but I think I've become less of an asshole in that department in recent years. Still, even though I like that they made a movie about a tough girl who stands up to monsters, they could've taken it a step further and given her a more well-rounded personality. Despite all that, the movie is more fun than it is annoying so I'm not mad I watched it.
So people didn't like Candyman 2021? I don't get it. About the only criticism I've seen that I can see makes sense is that it's overtly political, but I don't find that to be a criticism that affected me. Perhaps those themes could have been done in more subtle undertones, but that didn't stop me from allowing myself to settle into the present tense Candyman Land. OK, so maybe the movie isn't that scary either, as some have said, but again, I think the world building and storytelling were enough for me. (I also appreciated the ending.)
A real powder keg of a movie. You don't know who is gonna blow up next. I've seen the phrase "slow burn" used a lot to describe this movie and it really is filled top to bottom with a lot of seething anger, mostly from Mel Gibson's character. Being how things are in the U.S. at the moment, many of the reviews for Dragged Across Concrete have quickly devolved into a childish game of alt-right (racist) 4Chan shitbags vs. "triggered"…
When I try to write about Dogtooth I find myself just describing things that happened in the film. But what is Dogtooth about? What is it saying? Man, you tell me.
Taken at face value, this absurdist Greek exercise is about parenting. More specifically, it's about parental control. I think the film points out something that is rarely discussed, which is the amount of power parents can wield over their children. When someone has this much power over someone else,…