These people have waited for centuries for Dune Part II...they see Denis Villeneuve, they see the signs
Man's Worst Friend
"I know I'm human. And if you were all these things, then you'd just attack me right now, so some of you are still human."
Getting to see this film in the cinema was such an awesome experience, what's most impressive about what John Carpenter achieved with The Thing is how rewatchable it is, retaining the same level of intrigue and terror upon every revisit. I'm sat in the cinema, watching the film for the 'I don't…
"Don't look at me like a lost puppy needing somewhere soft to lie down!"
I think I spent the better part of Vol. 3 either crying or with tears in my eyes, and it's absolutely wild to me that gap between the worst of the MCU and the best it has to offer is one movie, from Quantumania to this is a giant leap. As the end of a trilogy Vol. 3 is fantastic, like Vol. 2, the narrative works…
"I've fished these waters, I know what's out there."
Well that was one fat dose of thalassophobia. Although some elements of the narrative stretch things here and there, a lot of this is based in reality, not only is the shark behaviour pretty close to what's known, this actually happened. If that's not enough to put a shiver down your spine you'll soon be feeling all fidgety when you feel the immense load of tension The Reef pours over you…
"Do you abuse prescription drugs?
"Do I abuse prescription-"
"-Is that confusing?"
"Well, I take prescription drugs, I don't know how they feel about it."
I watched Margaret Qualley walk into that hotel room, I also expected her to be walking into a male fantasy movie. Well, news flash; Hollywood, this is what men want, this is exactly what we want and we shouldn't be allowed to have it because it feels too good. (Please give us what we want…
"What we have here is high art, it's-"
"-Party time sparkle cocks!"
Has there been a film that so perfectly uses its commentary to tell how wonderful and important a medium cinema really is whilst also being a perfect example of it at the same time, as Babylon does? I'm not sure, but any little criticism I felt the first time just melted away coming back to it. I laughed, I cried, I fell in love, felt my heart break, and then all over again. And again, and again.
"What happens up on that screen means something."
"Who gives a fuck about movies?!"
The most brutal in the franchise so far, and that's a point not to be understated when these slashers are known primarily for their knife-wielding, stab-happy antagonist. Where last year's Scream became the living embodiment of the 'requel', Scream VI turns inwards again to focus on the theme of franchise, what it means when a film series becomes 'episodic' and the changes that come when a trilogy, quadrilogy, saga, becomes a franchise. Easily the…