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New movie from Robert Eggers (of The VVitch fame) and A24. Stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.
Edited by BZL8 on Jul 30th 2019 at 2:29:39 PM
Go Mad from the Isolation The Movie?
Having just seen it, it's something like Go Mad from the Isolation + Psychological Horror + Through the Eyes of Madness + Ho Yay. The overall aesthetic suggests the combined influence of Ingmar Bergman, David Lynch, and David Cronenberg. Robert Eggers seems to specialize in layering on the frightening atmosphere, instead of going for any obvious jump scares; I don't think there was a single conventional "scare" moment in this film, but it runs your nerves absolutely ragged anyway.
Edited by JakesBrain on Nov 2nd 2019 at 1:45:56 AM
So I don't know who's more surprising in this particular movie: Defoe or Pattinson?
I haven't seen the movie yet, but Willem Dafoe seems to be playing… Willem Dafoe.
By the way, reviewer Chris Stuckmann rated the film A+, the first one he's given since Lady Bird two years ago. Enough to at least make me curious.
I think it lives up to the hype of every positive review. Patterson is a powerhouse in it and Dafoe is also superb.
…Goddammit I thought I would go see it this week but it only comes out in December here. Oh well, it'll serve as a palate cleanser if Star Wars IX sucks.
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