i like a lot of stuff so my favorites list changes often
would’ve benefitted greatly from 15-20 extra minutes in order to breathe a little more, explore some of the ideas that the movie states but doesn’t delve into hardly at all, and fill in some details in the rushed third-act. that said, there are a lot of things i love about this movie, from some very inventive framing and excellent tension-building to some great body horror elements as well. doesn’t quite land as strongly as the hypnotic original, but justifies its existence, and serves as a perfectly solid film from everyone involved.
This is like if a first semester film student watched Hereditary and thought "I could do that."
Tries to mimic much better films and even the entire "A24 aesthetic" and fails miserably at every turn.
If you have an aversion to characters doing unfathomably stupid things at every given opportunity, this isn't for you. Mind-numbingly dull.
Obviously not a “perfect” film, but there’s something about this one that just completely resonates with me. Maybe it’s the incredibly accurate depiction of finding camaraderie in shitty jobs, maybe it’s something about James and his post-college feeling of general aimlessness, maybe it’s just the hazy nostalgia of it all (despite the 80s setting, it really doesn’t “feel” like an 80s movie and reminds me a lot of my high school and college years), but regardless, there’s something that I just really love about it and strikes a deep chord. I watch it at least once or twice a year and it still hasn’t gotten old.