I’m burned out on movies.
Really disappointed. Even Tiffany Haddish seemed bored by this “thriller” which never seems to shift into gear. There are two scenes in which Oscar Isaac can actually give a performance, the rest of the time he’s just wandering around casino floors or flatly narrating the exposition and inside baseball of poker. The pieces of the movie Paul Schrader wanted to make are there, but the connections are missing, especially the ones between the characters. Not once did I truly believe Isaac’s William Tell cared for Tye Sheridan’s “Cirk with a C” nor Haddish’s La Linda.
Saw the trailer before the Demon Slayer movie earlier this year, but effectively went in blind and I have to say I quite enjoyed this. Really well executed plays on the fear and acceptance of death, and the voices in your head that can lead to dark, sometimes dangerous thoughts. Felt this was a much better remake of The Invisible Man than the one we actually got. Loved the eerie atmosphere. A few aspects didn’t really work for me, especially the ending which didn’t feel like satisfying after what is revealed.
The trailer made it look like some zombie b-movie, but I’m actually surprised that this was not just good, but pretty fucking amazing! The opening scene is the most intense thing I’ve seen all year - even more so than the opening scene of Widows. The whole movie is super loud which just adds to the intensity of the whole production. Non-stop action seasoned with some tasty body horror and a pretty awesome score. Hell yes!
Must not have paid close attention to the synopsis because what I thought would be a feel good story about a teacher that has to breakthrough to some troubled youths and they go on a camping trip (based on the poster art) was actually something much creepier and darker. This is definitely a film that was a couple of years ahead of its time in the way that it is portraying the younger generation: hostile, withdrawn and militant to mask…