I have never before felt the need to reach out and physically grab a film and shake it until all the pieces fell into the right place. All the pieces to make a good movie are there, but the end product is, unfortunately, a disjointed mess with no room to breathe.
Someone in your theater will be confused and PISSED OFF as they leave the theater. I think most of my theater was.
It Comes at Night is a subtle film, with a minimal amount of clues to help the audience, which I certainly appreciate. Underneath the thin layer that is blatant, though, is an oppressive layer of subtext that fills the otherwise dark halls. It is an interesting approach to such a story, not being quite as concise…
For years, the horror genre has had this theme of being stalked. Someone is following you, walking behind you, and no matter how fast you try to get away from them, they will always catch up with you. Characters like Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees thrive on this idea, and the zombie classics created all of their tension this way, knowing they would reach you at some point no matter how slow they creeped. But what if the thing following…
Sanjay's Super Team is a breath of fresh air, not only to Pixar animation, but to all of mainstream animation and certainly to anything generally coming from Disney. This short follows Sanjay, a little boy who is a big fan of superheroes, but not of practicing his religion much to the dismay of his traditional Hindu father. But as the tables turn, Sanjay is thrust into action and the short really takes off into beautifully wild and inspiring action. Through…