For one reason or another, horror in 2018 was the year of the nun. There were four films (that I saw) that featured nuns as the primary antagonist (to an extent). St Agatha (Darren Lynn Bousman’s best film to date), The Devil’s Doorway (decent found footage debut from Aislinn Clarke) and Heretiks (there was a reason why this was in production for years) were the three I saw at Frightfest and the fourth, and final nun film, was Corin Hardy’s The Nun which was the biggest horror film of the year (and the biggest disappointment).
Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Climax is the first ever Gasper Noe film I ever watched and not only was it the first Noe film I ever watched I actually watched it was with the director in the same theatre. Obviously, I knew who he was and his reputation for controversy and diverse reactions to his films so I was excited to be in the same room as him. Not only did I see the guy, I briefly spoke to him and the spluttered out that was the first film I’ve seen of his. I think his misheard because he said ‘thank you’ (thinking I said ‘best’) and then again when I called his film ‘interesting’ (which is basically a euphemism for ‘I don’t know what to think’).
Monday, 20 August 2018
In-between the release dates of The Avengers: Infinity War and Antman and the Wasp, Marvel was hit by a small scandal which ended up in James Gunn losing his job. Granted James Gunn has been borderline insufferable on Twitter, but we are left with no doubt that this attack (started by a right-wing scumbag named Mike Cernovich) was simply done to attack someone on the different side of the political spectrum. However, the left is just as guilty of similar. It just seems that too many people just don't like hearing things they dont like.
Tuesday, 7 August 2018
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
A24 seem to specialize in making horror movies that people have quite adverse and polarized reactions to. The Witch, It Comes at Night and most recently Hereditary have also been praised by critics, but left a sizeable number of audience members bored to the core. It’s perhaps because the respective film’s trailers didn’t promise the scare a minute fest that people were expecting, hence the word of mouth for all films involved took a dramatically decline following the first week of release (I have one major issue with the trailer for Hereditary but it’s not that it promised a vastly different film).
Sunday, 17 June 2018
Back in 2015, three Americans, one Brit, and two French nationals successfully subdued a terrorist before anyone was killed. These few minutes in which the attack took place cemented themselves as heroes. The attack last only a few minutes, and whilst the subject is an honourable one, it seems strange that a whole feature film would be dedicated to this short event.