A laugh riot that I still just adore. One of my favorite Gosling performances and one I hope other filmmakers notice because he is comic gold.
This low budget creature feature is a pretty good regional mash up of Godzilla and Jaws. It's not a great movie and I'm sure many people will tell me that it's flat out bad or boring but I found a lot to like here. It is very leisurely paces with the creature thrills really spaced out but I like the cast (especially Jeff, Chris, and Dr. John) and was with them as they very offhandedly discover and investigate a bizarre…
The lore and reputation surrounding this film is something every cinephile has heard. It's created both an air of mystique and a fear. Many people refuse to watch the film because of the reputation, fearing that's it's just too much for them to handle. As a filmgoer that knows no fear, Cannibal Holocaust is a film that screamed to be watched, to have the experience known.
Let's start with the good, shall we. This…
This is Cinéma Pur, a work of art that can only exist within the medium of film. It eschews the traditional storytelling narrative in favor for the experience. The plot is there, the story and narrative rises and falls exist, but the film never tells you anything.
The essence of cinema, and thus this film, is to feed the viewer with images and sound. There is no rule that dictates the mechanisms with which a viewer…