Just came from the Twisted Pair premiere in Atlanta where it met with a completely enraptured room, flooding The Plaza afterwards with the best kind of theatre lobby atmosphere: large pockets of dropped jaws and shrill recitations, everyone giddy with disbelief, unpacking it together. The overpriced diner next door became an extension of this with everyone ordering hashbrowns and holding overlapping study groups. Breen's singular vision and unceasingly hilarious execution is resting comfortably in the cult film sweet spot, a…
A scruffy, horned-up private detective who works out of a furniture store grifts his way around the world, visiting various brothels and getting off on peeping and making goo-goo gah-gah faces. Bouncy, disconnected intercuts abound, some seem to repeat or are spread across its 80 minutes for maximum time cushioning and jaying off value. Wood flourishes in this sashaying, dry humpy environment, but it’s not a terribly enjoyable display of his indifference towards standard or quality. I have no jurisdiction…
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The Witch is getting the most baffling reception & it's causing a bit of personal reflection on my part. Am I bitter and pretentious? Do I unwittingly choose the contrarian opinion? Can I not just get swept up in the endless indie-horror hype & slap a five-star rating on anything with sharp teeth?
Or is it just simply that this film isn't especially good? I'm pretty sure it's the latter. No amount of discordant strings whirring in the soundtrack can convince me…