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I really enjoyed this. It turned out to be a lot less generic than I thought it'd be, the performances were good, the creature was unique and it had it's fair share of spooky moments without relying on jump scares too much. When they did do jump scares, I found them pretty effective and not tacked on. It still has some of the things you'd expect from movies like this, and the characters don't always make the best decisions. Which should be expected, I mean it's a Horror film. However, I found the main character to be one of the smarter ones I've seen towards the end. I wasn't shouting at my screen as much as I normally do at brain dead decisions. I did find the movie quite slow burn to start out with, which may put some people off, but I think they do a good job of making you give a shit about the characters in such a short amount of time. I found the part where they go in to the cabin and the scenes afterwards to be creepy as fuck, without spoiling it, it just filled me with a great sense of dread. I love that.

I will say I got a bit of a Blair Witch vibe at parts, and I loved Blair Witch, it had a lot of the same elements whilst being way better acted and having way better direction.
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Another miss for Pascal Laugier. He did one of the best horror movies of the last 15 years (Martyrs) but was never able to do something else remotedly decent. This one has a weak scenario that goes in every direction possible without settling on a genre or a tone. Disappointing.



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Daisy Ridley and crane shots. That's all this is good for.

Everything else: abysmal beyond belief. Far worse than I ever would have thought. Deluded moral melodrama that points fingers at others with no responsibility for any action on how it decides to claim living/judgment despite mutant hypocrisy, that spends its first act as a somewhat jaunty ensemble piece, only to throw that back into your face as it hides under the surface of what it really is. I'm very annoyed.

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Absolutely terrible.
yeah that movie was pretty bad the first time I saw it in theatres and then when my kids got it for me on home video for Christmas and I watched it again it was a hundred times worse.

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The Craven/Williamson cinematic universe grows some more with this piece; so much fun to see the Hollyweird/pop culture influence the post-modern ideas within both, as celebs have cameos to be attacked and the all around recognizable casts are killed off in very entertaining ways. Damn near nobody knew how to stack the right kind of celebrity dead bodies like Wes. A great primer from in-between Scream's influence - 2000's Horror - right into the eventual fad of Universal Monster movie icons/classic lore intertwining with loads of new content of teens/20 year olds navigating through supernatural phenomenon and hooking up. (True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Twilight - Eisenberg's look in this was 95% the inspiration for Edward Cullen, MTV's own Teen Wolf & Scream series, etc) The futile inclusion of the brief homosexual/homophobic sub-plot is the only thing about this I'd drop, and keep all the rest. A double-climax taking place, bait and switching rules that a Slasher would end at the obvious big premiere of this Hollyweird shrine wax museum of stars and old school Horror homages. Thus enforcing that these are Werewolves, so you got to kill a few of them before this is truly over. What a great time.

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Wasn't a big fan of the plot or the twist but holy hell is Toni Collette an amazing actress. She nailed every scene she was in. It had some creepy moments but I honestly expected more from the film after reading the reviews. 7/10

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Fragmented pains and plethora of mistakes read through the COLORS of expression around four characters and the constant fires that burn their attempts at living to the ground. Much like Cafe Society, this is another out of nowhere Woody masterclass that I'm very taken aback by. Echos the Match Point feelings via that drama with some of his most play-wright tendencies & dark flavor. Also somewhat merging in the bludgeoning of artistically sculpted realism by way of The Purple Rose of Cairo. (there's no fantasy here, but there is a magical aura of movie flavor) Meanwhile he's covering ground in the vein of Tennessee Williams/Douglas Sirk/Ingmar Bergman all at once. I haven't even begun to describe the cinematic look of the film, to boot. Damn near, no lie, might be his most gorgeous film out of the entire lot. Not only is the use of colors strategically valued as a core of the film, but it's unrelentingly astounding to witness the visuals with the sets, it's almost unbelievable. I'd be happy with very good formula Woody, even by this point in his career/life, and yet, he's delivering some all around classics this decade alone. This is why I still care for one of my favorite directors. The output is so rewarding.

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I'd be happy with very good formula Woody, even by this point in his career/life, and yet, he's delivering some all around classics this decade alone. This is why I still care for one of my favorite directors. The output is so rewarding.
Unless you've changed your Woody rankings, you have Melinda and Melinda + Match Point as his recent best back-to-back films (Manhattan + Stardust Memories being your favourite two in a row). Cafe Society was among your top 10. If Wonder Wheel gets in, it could give it a shake. As for me, Cafe Society + Wonder Wheel are his best back-to-back films since Interiors + Manhattan. We're in accord; his last two films deserve to be mentioned w/ classic Woody.
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Unless you've changed your Woody rankings, you have Melinda and Melinda + Match Point as his recent best back-to-back films (Manhattan + Stardust Memories being your favourite two in a row). Cafe Society was among your top 10. If Wonder Wheel gets in, it could give it a shake. As for me, Cafe Society + Wonder Wheel are his best back-to-back films since Interiors + Manhattan. We're in accord; his last two films deserve to be mentioned w/ classic Woody.
It's damn close. When I last made this top ten, I believe Love and Death may have been what rounded it out. I can have Wonder Wheel knock that off, while the rest remain fairly locked in. I'm in the process of rewatching his work which has seen some fun ebbs and flows of how I previously felt; which I could go into some more detail on. Currently in the 90's - outside of me jumping out of place here and there, but as far as the back-to-back successful criteria works, the two combos prior are still the tops, then this latest one, it's right on the level.

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