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This was one of the best grief-as-a-metaphor for the horror movies out there...exceptionally well acted by Hall -- the tension and pacing keep you glued for the duration. You keep waiting for the other shoe to drop and when it does - oh boy is it creepy!
This sort of absence of a straight forward monster...the void this represents really elevated the material and made me remember high school art class with negative space assignments lol.
Slightly disjointed narrative, but honestly, a great character study delving into themes of how people cling so hard to faith when surrounded by hypocrites and assholes. The movie had a very "There will be Blood" appeal, but with less of a central figure for us to follow. Tom Holland was essentially the main character, but felt like he was only in half the film. Thought the narration was hokey at first, but appreciated it more given the author lent his…
This is the second time I've seen this movie since I originally watched it in theaters and I remembered not liking it, but almost 20 years on and I think it is....AWESOME.
It's got everything you could want really...and by the end you're really left wanting another 30-45 mins of story...honestly. This could have been a series. Maybe I just love post-apocalyptic stuff too much, but this has aged very well.