I've been hearing a lot of "Stephen King bla bla bla....because IT...bla bla bla"...sure, yeah, I know, right?! You're done? Ok. This is Derrickson's best film yet. The best depiction of 70s and 80s parenting and teen life I've seen from that era, I lived it. It was like that. Imagine on top of that a maniac loose in the neighborhood snatching and killing kids. Derrickson and company set it up beautifully. What comes next is a titanic battle of…
Sinister, dark, brutal, I fucking loved it. Alex Essoe gives a brilliant, punishing, literally, performance. Pat Healy plays another sleaze with Burt Reynolds stache and everything. The girl that played Britanny Murphy on that horrible Lifetime movie is here too. The two directors here directed the shit out of their own Hollywood story. They have vision, style and balls. The score is great also. Reminded me a bit of Mulholland Dr. Thanks Matt for the factoid.
The most ambitious film the Spierig brothers have done. And their best. They reteam with Ethan Hawke for this trippy, time travel adventure. Forget explaining anything about it. The joy is just to watch it unfold, expertly under the direction of the Spierig brothers. I wonder how they'll top this one. It's gonna be great. By the way, Sarah Snook gives one of the best performances I've seen this year in a brave, complicated and very moving acting job.