Joaquin Phoenix lives in this character that is a mixed bag of anxiety and rage. The sound design and cinematography emphasize him living in a world of things from past and present that he'd rather not see can't drown out.
A damn good adaptation of Stephen King's incredible novel. I'm a huge fan of the novel, but from the reactions the crowd gave this film I think even non-readers will love it. It's an extremely solid scary movie; one that makes being scared a fun experience.
When I say "reactions" I don't mean people saying they liked it in the lobby afterwards (although there was plenty of that as well), but peoples' reactions during the movie. The film nails its…