A remarkably bad movie. My girlfriend made me watch this with her. I tried to warn her. I really did.
Looked gorgeous on 35mm, one of my favourite cinema experiences.
The film itself was something I was a little less into this time than I was watching it even 6 months back. While this is definitely a funnier movie most will admit, it's best moments are definitely the moments of escalating tension and violence. The first meeting between Frank and Jeffrey right through to the next morning is incredible.
- Never ever noticed that Kyle MacLachlan was rocking…
I really liked this movie, and although the production is impressive - it's worth seeing because it's well-shot, well acted and full of fully-realised characters. The titular boy is in 99% of the scenes, but it's not all about him - we get to see the growth of the characters around him; he's not always the centerpiece of a scene. Ethan Hawke is great here, in fact I don't think I've seen him be this good before.
When the movie…
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The most accurate synopsis I could come up with:
An insect queen, tended to by mindless-yet-oppressive drones, harvests men and casts aside female bodies to survive. She discovers the value in humanity, only to fall victim to the worst of it in a cruel act of ignorant hostility by a predator in human skin.
Even better the second time, and something that absolutely must be seen on the big screen. Before I liked it a lot, but now it's possibly made its way into my top 10 movies of the 21st century