This thriller definitely was HitchCOCKian...
I’ll show myself out.
Omg a Stop Making Sense reference the same year A24 rereleased Stop Making Sense. It’s a cinematic universe!
This was cool. Cage is really great here and clearly the film’s strongest asset. The film was also particularly good at blending horror and comedy. Often funny, often spooky. And the nightmare sequences are directed in a way that really captures that feeling of dread, helplessness, and being trapped that one typically feels in a “real” nightmare.
As a satire, the film certainly…
Dark dark dark and gross gross gross. Part medical/body horror, part pitch black social commentary. The point of it all (critiquing the desire for attention at all costs in the social media age) is rather obvious and bluntly explored and I kinda wish the film was actually more fun, but I suppose that’s the point. Either way, it’s very effectively disturbing and a total gross out. Certainly doesn’t pull any punches or shy away from incredibly dark moments. Thorp is very good in the lead as well.
It’s giving Cronenberg + Munchausen.