Doesn't really have anything to do with Halloween besides the title and cover art. This is quite a slog to get through. Not many redeeming qualities. Just a few friends getting together to make a low-budget anthology filmed in their backyards. With that being said, still better than anything I have ever made.
I'm always a sucker for Kaufman's films. I'm Thinking of Ending Things is no different. Insanely layered & deep in thought, I'm Thinking of Ending Things is obviously not for the casual viewer. It will frustrate and confuse. But eventually, after reading several articles and listening to podcasts, will enlighten....if you have the patience. So far, near the top of my 2020 list (competition is slim).
1. the lashing action of a whip
The whip striker, JK Simmons, has been scaring me ever since I first saw him in HBO's prison series Oz. If Shaffer Conservatory did a proper, thorough background check on Fletcher, JK's character in Whiplash, they would have found out that he really was an ex-con with a violent past and a prison record. His presence on screen in both Whiplash and Oz is simply terrifying and borderline insane. But…
"I feel a bit lightheaded. Maybe you should drive."
In 1998, Terry Gilliam directed a wild ride of a film, 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'. Starring Johnny Depp as the prolific Hunter S Thompson and Benecio Del Toro as the ever-so-charming Dr. Gonzo. Depp idolized Hunter S Thompson and became good friends with him, which allowed Depp to pinpoint HST's mannerisms. One could argue that this is just another role for Depp where he utilizes what we'll call 'Jack…