🎥 Kemper’s review published on Letterboxd:
“She isn’t gone.”
This film was directed by Ari Aster and stars Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Ann Dowd and Alex Wolff
So this isn’t gonna be a very popular opinion but I didn’t really enjoy this movie, I really tried but much like Midsommar I found the ending pretty all over the place and underwhelming and the build up all throughout the film a bit too slow for my liking. Don’t get me wrong the scares are creepy in the last 20 minutes or so but the film left me feeling confused, grossed out, and just flat out left me with so many questions that I didn’t even really want answers to. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m just not a fan of Ari Aster’s storytelling, which is unfortunate because I want to and everyone seems to think he’s the master of modern day horror, his films are incredibly unique and well shot but I can’t really connect with any of his stories. The performances, specifically from Toni Collette and Alex Wolff, they really blew me away, their incredibly believable actors. The performances made the film watchable for me, if not for them I would have probably turned the movie off halfway through. I found this better than Midsommar for sure but that isn’t saying much for me, I probably won’t come back to this film for a while but maybe some day I can and enjoy it more.
Overall, I’m just DISAPPOINTED and I really wanted to enjoy this film but I just couldn’t, I found it flat out boring. Maybe on rewatch I’ll feel differently.
“It’s Heartening To See So Many Strange New Faces Here Today.”