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Bones and All, like most of Luca Guadagnino’s work has some pacing issues, but like always Luca makes me forgive and forget those faults by the end of the movie.
Going into a movie about cannibalism you’d have a set expectation or perception of what that may be or entail, but Luca manages to tow the line and the vulgarity and violence you’d expect is replaced with a soulful and intentional love story about loneliness, acceptance and belonging. We all want to be loved for who we are… Bones and All.
It’s a Wonderful Life by way of slasher is a great concept, but unfortunately the great performances, queer representation and fun references to other horror projects weren’t enough to make It’s a Wonderful Knife really make a slash! I think the movie could’ve benefited from going against the well known rule of show and not tell. There was too much set up at the beginning of the movie and not enough time spent on the more interesting concepts in the second and third halves.
I only have one complaint about this movie, well actually two! There’s nothing worse than a slasher movie with a glaringly obvious killer, and this movie somehow manages to do it twice.
Otherwise this movie is a fun romp with a great concept and performances! The Happy Death Day-ification of slasher movies continues and here’s to hoping that Totally Killer gets as many sequels as Back to The Future.