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The quality I find most admirable about Pearl is that isn't confined by our expectations of what horror should look like. Genres should serve as a vehicle for experimentation rather than fixed guidelines. In writing a love letter to Golden Age Hollywood, Ti West demonstrates just how much audiences have to gain when filmmakers widen the palette. Pearl won't keep you up at night, but it will mesmerize you with its Technicolor vibrance. Horror is more than a kill count; it's a cathartic ritual.
I’ve wanted to watch this movie ever since I was a kid. I remember browsing through Blockbuster and seeing this kickass DVD cover of Stephen Chow, but could never actually rent it because my parents didn’t want me watching an R-rated movie. Now that I’m an adult, there’s finally nothing stopping me.
So what did I think? It grows on you. If you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into, it can admittedly leave an abrasive first impression. You basically…
I was initially going to dunk on this, but I really need to articulate just how irresponsible this movie is. The subject matter of sexual assault is one of which needs to be handled with great care and I feel like Promising Young Woman only makes a mockery of said commentary. I couldn't help but find myself annoyed at all the half-assed performances from male actors who probably patted themselves on the back for being in this movie. So many…