The Thing ★★★★★

Carpenter’s masterpiece: his best-cast movie with his best FX and his best score (ironically one of the few he didn’t score himself) and probably the one that’s best-shot. On top of that it’s just supremely confident in the way it withholds information from the viewer in order to put us in the same headspace as the dudes being hunted. Absolute masterclass in filmmaking, from start to finish.