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Lynchtober Film #4 | Ranked List
"I'm seeing something that was always hidden. I'm involved in a mystery. I'm in the middle of a mystery and it's all secret."
I'm bumping up my 4 star rating to 4.5. I've seen this film a few times now, but this time, I really fell in love with it.
The first time I watched Blue Velvet, I knew right away from the opening sequence that this was a film I could love. The…
Watched at Anthology Film Archives, which currently has a film program called "The Devil Probably". You can see all the films in the program here: letterboxd.com/rachelbea/list/the-devil-probably-a-century-of-satanic-panic/
"I runne to death and death meets me as fast/And all my pleasures are like yesterday." The film begins with this epigraph.
I adored the movie. Kim Hunter's presence on screen was felt. As Mary, she was gentle but firm. Sweet but determined. Mary leaves her boarding school to go to New York to…
6 MIX & MATCH DIRECTORS (2/6)
Pretty much a perfect monster movie.
The performances are incredible. I could watch Geena Davis all day, and Jeff Goldblum showed amazing range in his role. He was charming, funny, frustrating, and elicited both anger and sympathy from me as I watched him transform. What happens is so tragic, I honestly got emotional at the end. But what's even better than the performances is the special effects and makeup... wow! The last 20 or so minutes were jaw-droppingly disgusting, but I couldn't look away.
From a filmmaking standpoint... Not great. Weird edits and inconsistencies. But it was fucking HILARIOUS. Like, one second Pooh is dragging some helpless victim and then the next shot her shirt is suddenly off.
Kills were good. Gore was good. I was pleasantly surprised at how graphic it was. And that's why I watched anyway - to see these guys kill off the cast. Can't say I cared much about the characters because there was almost no depth to any…