Oscar talk! Oscar talk here! Come get today’s fresh Oscar talk, sirs and ladies!
One of the best horror movies all time. One of the best horror movies of 2019. One attempt at tying them both together.
New England is indeed a peculiar place, but your place would be peculiar, too, if it was built on some of the oldest bones buried in this country we call the United States of the Americas.
Note: “Worse” as in “worse for the people who make movies with him,” because “The Lighthouse” owns very, very hard.
Let me tell you: I had a real gas writing this piece. I trumpeted my enthusiasm the whole time I worked on it, no ifs, ands, or…buts. I can do this all day, by the way.
Andy absolutely will not shut up about how bad “Hereditary” is until you agree that “Hereditary” is bad.
Hail Satan, not “Hail Satan?”
As promised: my interview with Robert Eggers and Anya Taylor-Joy, respectively the director and lead actress on The Witch, that one film I won’t shut up about. I can’t say that this posting means I will shut up about the film for forever – I will be shocked if I don’t circle back around to it …
In case you don’t already know: I really liked Robert Eggers’ The Witch. A lot, in fact! So much that apart from that there review I just linked, I also wrote this nifty little piece about some of the film’s historical and cultural foregrounding. The long and short of it is that 17th century New England …
There’s not a lot that I have to say about Roger Eggers’ The Witch that isn’t perfectly encapsulated by a single line from Drew McWeeny’s review out of Sundance 2015. “I’m not sure how you explain what you want in scenes like these to kids,” he wrote of one specific and electrifying moment midway through the …