Hey all, I’m back with some more movies for everyone to check out! So, let’s not waste any time and get to the flicks…
Let’s start off with a really recent one. I went to see this flick in theatre and boy let me tell you if the movie wasn’t really good I would’ve walked right out because the people in the back just really wanted another jumpscare fest. On top of that, all the spooky scary gore bits were censored; ain’t that peachy… But even with all of that, I was completely hooked by this movie. It’s not a typical horror movie (Okay, it kinda is), but everything about it is just handled so well. It’s a slow burn that terrifies you with just feelings and tension rather than cheap thrills. And then it feels all so worth the build up in the end with shit hits the fan.
So this movie made me very happy because of the fact that it’s really confusing but then also not at the same time. It’s hard to keep track of things at times in this movie but that’s the intended effect since the characters are just as disoriented as we are. Nothing about this movie is necessarily outstandingly amazing but it’s just the concept and the way that it’s handled that I loved. If you like stuff that’s confusing and kinda Twilight Zone-ish then this is for you.
Noroi: The Curse
So I can pretty much say this is my favorite found footage horror film. It’s a Japanese film about a documentary filmmaker who investigates paranormal activity all around Japan. The latest couple of cases begin to have a bunch of similarities to each other and spooks ensue. So the story isn’t anything to write home about but it’s just the way it’s all handled. No cheap scares, overall creepy and ominous atmosphere and one of the scariest last scenes ever. The only downside to this movie is that since it’s fairly old the CGI that’s used is laughably bad at times but don’t let it get to you.
The best way I can describe Shin Godzilla is that it’s literally Evangelion but with Godzilla and no mechs… And of course it is, it’s directed by Hideaki Anno; the film is 80% people talking in government buildings and 20% Godzilla and that’s completely fine because I was captivated all throughout. Godzilla’s design in this film is downright scary with his weird beady eyes and the movie ends on one of the coolest and creepiest shots I’ve seen in a long time in a film and with a hard cut to black, it really stuck with me.
Lost in Translation
I’ve heard about this movie so much before actually watching it. Talking to my friend after I saw it he asked something along the lines of, “Did it emotionally destroy?” and I replied with a simple “no.” I think this movie is beautiful in the sense that it’s just two people who are unhappy who meet each other and find out that they enjoy each others company and are actually the happiest they’ve been in a long time, all with really amazing acting and dialogue. The chemistry between Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson is absolutely amazing. Also don’t look up that one thing. You know the one. It’ll kind-of ruin the mystery of the ending.
Dazed and Confused
Here’s some knowledge about me. Highschool/College films make me unbelievably happy especially when they’re good, like they could be about anything it’s just gotta have hijinks, horrible stereotypes and it just has to be fun. I eat that shit up. Dazed and Confused is like the peak of all that. It’s set in the 80’s and its the final day of school and the whole movie takes place in one day – It shows a sense of camaraderie and just getting to know people that everyone has at least felt once in their high school years. Also, this is the movie where Matthew McConaughey first said, “Alright, alright, alright.” So it’s an instant 10/10
Well that’s all the movies I have for you all this time. Hope you develop some kind of new found love for some of these like I have!