So good even my least favorite segment, the 4th one, has some great moments in it. The whole thing is just really well-done though, having a master horror direct several stories written by another master of horror. It’s also one of the most stylish horror films I’ve ever seen, fully leaning into its roots as a comic book. Great job all around.
Is this very reminiscent of “The Shining,” except contained to one room? Kind of, yeah, but honestly I fucking love “The Shining,” so this is a good time. John Cusack carries the movie single-handedly, using his older-world-weary cynicism to good effect. It’s a fun ride, and honestly one of my gateways into the horror genre.
So I was listening to Blank Check’s “Walking the Talk 2019: A Funeral for Frames,” when JD Amato told listeners to check out a short film on Netflix called “Meridian.” Having insomnia anyways, I obliged him and watched the short, and I have to say it looks damn good on my TV. You can find a Variety article for the full story behind it, but basically this exists as a technical test film. It’s shot in 4K at 60FPS, and…
"Let them fight."
In one sense, I find Godzilla's script as frustrating as ever. Seriously, you couldn't find any way Bryan Cranston could survive and debate stuff with Ken Watanabe and David Strathairn instead of poor Sally Hawkins? I mean you focused so much on him in the beginning and sure he over-acted a little, but that was more interesting than anything Aaron Taylor-Johnson ever does. Also, why does the Las Vegas scene exist? And why oh why did you…