Prays on the very real and universal fear of not knowing what is looking back at you in the dark, large parts of this are completely almost unwatchable at times to the point where your eyes, your brain begin to deceive you and tell you things are there. Who’s to say they’re not? Rather than the horror coming from the written script it is instead in the stage directions within the screenplay. The horror is 90% in the camerawork, the…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
When I originally saw this at LFF in October 2022 I had been drilled into expecting a complete heartbreak and found myself at times forcing myself to be sad, this obviously hindered that viewing experience a lot. Man, what a complete heartbreak it is the second time. It’s all there, clear as day. It’s not even as subtle as I first thought my it doesn’t stop the inevitable tonne of bricks that’s about to drop on your head.
Every bit as powerful and relevant today as it’s ever been. Today, with a heavy heart I must come to terms with the fact that the world has lost not just one of the greatest artists of all time, but one of the greatest, most kind, generous, caring and hilarious human beings to ever walk it. Eli was so passionate about his craft, about helping others discover films new and old. I can’t believe that he’s gone.
I have so…
"I'll never forgive you for this"
I've taken a very long walk after the credits rolled and even still i'm at a loss for words. It's testament to a brilliant director to turn an already all time great short film into a fully fleshed out and ultimately improved feature film. Jim Cummings deserves all the credit in the world for writing such a harrowing, heartfelt and natural dialogue all while putting in an Oscar worthy performance.
If you've seen the…