Flanagan's masterpiece. Midnight Mass contains some of the most breathtaking sequences and beautifully written and performed monologues I've experienced. The less you know going in the better - just turn the lights off, press play and prepare to be devastated.
I'm glad I rewatched this and landed at the same spot. I thought I misread it originally. I get the feeling Gordon Green just doesn't understand how to direct slashers or what makes them enjoyable - there is no tension or terror, it is dour and serious, there is never any doubt how any scene or moment will play out, and there is such a weird emphasis on screaming to invoke reactions. The few moments of genuine fun (Greer tricking…
Mark Zuckerberg: I'm not a bad guy.
Marylin Delpy: I know that. When there's emotional testimony, I assume that 85% of it is exaggeration.
Mark Zuckerberg: And the other fifteen?
Marylin Delpy: Perjury. Creation myths need a Devil.
To me this film is perfection, but those that dislike seem to have an issue about its accuracy. This quote is almost the perfect response, as if Sorkin expected a tiny backlash and decided to give them the finger. He is a story-teller, why can't he exaggerate the truth in order for a better story?
I have been thinking how best to describe Charlie Countryman. I couldn't think of anything that it is easily compared too, so then I thought about how it made me feel. It filled me with the same level of joy and energy that I get when I go to a summer music festival...
And that is 100% correct. It is sun, sweat and blood drenched. It is a 100 minute acid or ecstasy trip. It is shot through a variety…