Near Dark

Near Dark ★★★

That bar scene... Bill Paxton did that.

Bullet to the chest? No worries *spits projectile* you can have this back. Knife to the mouth? Let me just pull that out real quick. But a flashlight bump to the noggin’; well shit, you found our one weakness!

I could pick apart the undercooked romance and seen-it-before plot points, but why bother; this is just supposed to be a lil southern gothic hickvamp fuckery and that’s exactly what it is. Bigelow never should’ve stopped making stuff like this and The Loveless… no matter what you think about her early work, it’ll always be better than Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, two “I Am A Real American” films I just can’t stand.

Anyways, the cinematography is gorgeous and a film scored by Tangerine Dream automatically gets an extra point in my book.

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