Logging as a film because that’s how René would want it.
Brilliant. Favorite TV thing since Twin Peaks The Return. Assayas does impossible level of self-evaluation and reflection. Please let Alicia let loose more and be fun going forward from this. Guy Ritchie and Olivier have figured that out. Gottfried is one of my fave TV characters of all time.
When Rebecca Hall is in a psychological thriller you watch it ASAP. She is SCARY good here, maybe her best ever, and I say this even after her powerful and devastating performance in last year's The Night House. A movie that divulges information slowly but heavily. A couple very effective, hair-raising moments that are born out of pure acting rawness and solid filmmaking (she does this one thing with her voice and just... I had to rewind and…
This reminds me so much of the horror movies from 2003-2006 in the way that I remember sitting there in a multiplex theater and not really believing what was happening up on the screen. Ti West's "X" reminds me, tonally, of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ('03), The Devils Rejects, The Hills Have Eyes remake, and Wolf Creek, amongst others. The stories are pretty simple, but there's a lot goin' on that's just weird, wild stuff that you don't see since…