A nyc gay with medium movie opinions. 🍅 Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic. OFCS. Dorian Awards voter.
When horror is done right, terrifying, heart-stopping horror, it grabs every one of your senses and makes you hyper-aware of all of them. It lays in wait, biding its time and revealing just enough throughout until the story comes crashing together at the end. It has a grounding in something real and human so that the horror feels even more imminent. Considering that definition, it's not an exaggeration to say that Hereditary is horror done perfectly.
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Don't worry, Sam Raimi fans. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness fully goes horror—jump scares, body horror, a smattering of diabolical kills and all. It's an MCU movie but has Raimi's creepy groovy campy deranged DNA all over it. Start the Elizabeth Olsen Oscar campaign. It's messy, uneven, and ridiculous but also may have made a play to be my favorite MCU movie of all time.
AFTERSUN is one of the best depictions of depression I’ve seen in film. Beautifully wrought with shots and score that play like a memory on loop. The last 10 minutes had the entire audience sobbing. Paul Mescal should be in the Oscar conversation. In tears. A masterpiece. #Cannes