Swinburne student doing a major in cinema and screen studies and social media. I watch a few to many films.
Saw through an online screening for the Queer Screen Film Fest.
A beautiful coming of age film with some great performances by the two leads. I wasn't entirely sold on the structure presenting the story like a mystery just for the sake of it, as it just didn't feel necessary to take that approach. It does help give the film it's own identity, but comes across as a little too forced, which is my main problem with it. I could…
Hooptober 8.0 | Film #1 |
Checklist: Tobe Hooper Film 1/1 | Haunted House Film 1/2 | Country 1/6 (US) | Total 1/26 |
Starting off Hooptober with a gem I hadn't got round to yet, but have been meaning too for years. The scope this film is operating within feels really outstanding for its time, and not in a way that feels bloated or overly ambitious in any way. It establishes this profound supernatural presence disrupting an ordinary suburban…
John Carpenter's adaptation on the Stephen King novel serves as a pretty fun killer car film that has fun with a concept such as this is a way that never takes itself too seriously. Everyone is kind of an asshole in one way or another, so when they start dying outrageously unexplainable deaths by this car with some sort of possessive power that gives off a bad aura to everyone but the owner, it starts to feel pretty damn satisfying and kinda just fun. It's trashy, but in that way that Carpenter does really well. I enjoyed my time with it. Would highly recommend.
Since I plan to check out Doctor Sleep soon, I thought I better revisit The Shining. A phenomenal film in so many respects. Am starting to realise I enjoy the first two acts a lot more then the third. I think this is because I prefer when the supernatural elements are implied rather then acknowledged. As a result the third act feels a little to in your face for my tastes. This could just be because I still don't have…