Review – Halloween

Halloween, co-written and directed by David Gordon Green, had me completely hooked. I sat there in my seat giddy at what I was seeing; a good Halloween film that was paying homage to the original in a way that I loved, while also standing on its own as something new and exciting. But then a significant shift in the film’s tone occurred during its middle portion; all that was good disappeared, and the film shifted into a place that DIDN’T work and had me feeling severely deflated. But then it brought it back for an ending that maybe won me back. I’m really eager to dive into this new Halloween film; explore where it goes very right and also very wrong and see if this is a film that I can recommend, because I’m genuinely still not sure. I’m very conflicted on how I feel about this one, but that’s because I so wanted it to be good. Anyway, let’s bring this rambling introduction to an end and get on with the damn review. Read more

Review – The Invitation

The Invitation

The Invitation, directed by Karyn Kusama, is a film with a slight, but ever-present feeling of unease; one that builds as the film progresses. With characters of varying quality, and a mystery that genuinely keeps you guessing up to the end, The Invitation is certainly a film that has you one edge. Let’s uncover the mystery of this film, and see where it works and where it doesn’t. Read more