Freelance film & TV critic
Damn you lot really weren't lying about this, huh?
It's a fantastic showcase of the talents of everyone involved, but as a vehicle for Jodie Comer to give one of the best, most nuanced, most defiant, most heartbreaking performances of the year it's a goddamn masterpiece.
What an absolute triumph.
So this one has a bit of an odd start (why is it all so damn BRIGHT???), but once it gets going I actually think it might be one of the smartest deconstructions of social media/influencer culture that's ever come out of the west.
It obviously has a lot to say about horror reboots/remakes too, a lot of which is of its time, but what helps this one feel timeless is that influencer side of it - the killer reveal…
Well this is a bit fucking good, isn't it?
As someone who's not familiar at all with either the source material or the Lynch adaptation, I wasn't sure what to expect from this - but I had a really great time!
As a spectacle it's one of the best of its kind, and absolutely demands the biggest screen you can find to do it justice. As a visual piece it's absolutely gorgeous, and the performances and action do a great…