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“I made a crazy risk, a gamble, and it's about to pay off.” — Howard Ratner
In the Book of Job, God tests Job’s devotion after Satan posits that Job would turn away from God were he were stripped of his good fortune and money. God gives Satan permission to take Job’s wealth, to kill his children, to afflict him with boils. Job suffers, but he remains faithful to God; when his wife asks him to curse God and…
“Nobody trusts anybody now…. And we’re all very tired. ” — R. J. MacReady
Seriously, give that dog an Oscar!
While all of John Carpenter’s best movies have identifiable themes (nihilism, anti-authoritarianism, paranoia, generational sin, pop culture toxicity, etc. etc.), they’ve always felt a little surface level to me (which Carpenter himself will claim as well.) Where they lack in thematic depth, however, they more than make up for in aesthetic, production, and entertainment value. But I think adding…
“You have had a year to find courage!”
The Green Knight is to the fantasy genre what Blade Runner 2049 is to science-fiction; paced with excruciating patience, visually astounding, and full of philosophical questions that it only barely attempts to answer (which is a good thing!) It’s a surrealist dark fantasy coming-of-age story, presented as a poetic and episodic D&D quest, sparse in dialogue and boasting nonstop dream-like imagery and a hauntingly beautiful score. It asks a lot of…