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Even though I was looking forward to checking out this overlooked 80s horror gem, I really didn't expect to be so impressed!
Brian Yuna crafted the perfect horrifying statement of 80s class division, greed, and capitalism that culminated during the Regan era. This is still my favorite decade but there were definitely some unsavory goings-on beneath the shiny neon surface of pastels, synth music and fluffy hair.
How better to show that underbelly of 80s hypocrisy than a horror movie…
A solid slasher outing by director Joseph Zito (known for Friday the 13th part IV: The Final Chapter )
Zito is really good at creating relatable and likable characters in a short amount of time.
One of the main strengths of The Final Chapter was the way he juggled so many characters and distinguished them uniquely as individuals. He said he wanted to make the audience like the characters just enough to care what happens to them. Not too much…
Another film on my list for so long!
There are so many things I want to say about Cutter's Way.
It is a carefully constructed film that tricks you into thinking it's about a murder - which it is - on one level. But really it's about themes that exist on a much grander scale.
John Heard as Vietnam Vet Alex Cutter embodies the disillusionment of America. His performance is absolutely jaw-dropping with a ferociousness that rises from some really…
It's a shame about this one. The cinematography was absolutely 💯 gorgeous. Reds that popped and velvety crisp greens. Wonderful use of locations and light & shadows to invoke that Noir atmosphere.
I like all of the actors so I enjoyed seeing them play characters that were really not that sympathetic or likeable. That is fun for me in films.
I read another review that said Patricia Highsmith's novels (this was one of her books) are hard to translate to screen,…