THE BEST FILMS OF 2020
(a video by me)
Who can relate? (woo!)
Announces itself as a complete disgrace 5 seconds in and doesn't disappoint. Ben Platt's face here is not as bad as advertised, it's impossibly worse. Having to make him appear 10 years younger is bad enough, but the prosthetics to make him seem scruffy and awkward is where we enter the unintentional Lynchian realm (or this). It's something that can absolutely never be overlooked, but funny enough, it could actually masquerade the fact that underneath all…
Brooke: What's going on in college?
Tracy: I don't know, everyone's really excited about this frozen yogurt machine at the student center.
B: I watched my mother die.
B: I was with my mother while she died.
T: I don't know any dead people.
B: That's cool about the frozen yogurt machine. Everyone I love dies.
"Pop culture is the politics of the 21st century".
Wes Craven gets it. A horror thriller about women-hating Hollywood creeps that blame their actions on their victims, so, not timely at all. It's also, mostly, about deep, violent traumas coming back, and gaining physical form, to haunt people who had their lives defined by tragedy. That, of course, plays into the picture's meta-commentary on trilogies and the series' discussion of movie violence vs real-life violence. By definition, the best franchise…