Just a girl who loves movies. Doesn’t get simpler than that 🍿
A bloody good time. *studio laughter*
At this point, the mockumentary is a well-trodden form of content. However, I still found this movie fresh, interesting, and quite funny. Vampires being filmed as they go about their daily lives is a genius concept and Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi execute it so well. These are murderous, bloodthirsty vampires, and yet...you feel for them, laugh with them, cry with them. Ironically, it makes them seem more human.
With a lively score, sharp…
What a movie! The horror-esque, string-filled score and the camera angles really add to the suspense and made me want to bail on the shiva even though I wasn’t even there!
There’s a handful of good performances, but special shout out to Molly Gordon for playing Danielle’s snarky, high-achieving ex. Shiva Baby is so funny and sharp and suspenseful and honestly a delight. Go check it out!
Wow. What a film. Shia LaBeouf wrote an absolute heartbreaker of a movie. Seeing the struggles of 12-year-old Otis (a darling Noah Jupe) juxtaposed with an older, more jaded version (a heartbreaking Lucas Hedges) was fine storytelling but also hurt because you truly see the effect of the trauma Otis inherited from his father at a young age. Shia’s character, a version of his father, is infuriating but also tragic. The direction from Alma Har’el is superb. This film is one that’ll stick with you for a while.