A sociological thriller and an animated neo-noir
It may seem unfair to constantly judge Synchronicity in the light of its obvious influences, but by constantly going out of his way to invite those comparisons, writer/director Jacob Genry leaves the viewer little choice.
A stylish and insightful examination of the wounds left by tragedy, be it on an epic scale or a personal betrayal between two ordinary people.
The internet demands lists! The best of Fantastic Fest 2015.
On the sixth day, I watched: the John Hawkes-led neo-noir Too Late; the colonial-era horror film The Witch; the Polish supernatural drama Demon; the "extreme" and "controversial" anthology German Angst; Isaac Ezban's Twilight Zone-inspired The Similars. The Similars (Mexico; Isaac Ezban, 2015) Isaac Ezban wears his influences on his sleeve in The Similars. Or maybe I should … Continue reading Fantastic Fest 2015: Day Six
A derivative dark, violent comedy that mostly works thanks to Simon Pegg.
A remarkable crime thriller and indictment of the news media.
Oldboy thoughtfully considers its twin themes of revenge and redemption, presenting dark comedy, stylized violence and emotional devastation. Not just good or great, it's one of the finest thrillers ever made.