Wannabe horror movie writer and scholar that's aging into his personality. Lover of horror, comedy, teen and queer movies.
BLACK MIRROR's "Nosedive" episode meets YOUNG ADULT, and the results are an absolutely delicious dark satire with some amazing work from Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen in her best performance and a who's who of wonderful young actors. I love everything this film does, except for entertaining the idea of Plaza as Catwoman as a joke when she would be a fantastic Catwoman!
I can't think of a film that I've seen recently that has had such an effective tonal shift as BLACK BEAR. I wonder how much of this is rooted from its influences (I see a lot of people in the reviews talking about John Cassavetes, and it personally reminded me a lot of MULHOLLAND DRIVE), and how much might be rooted from reality after learning that director/writer Lawrence Michael Levine is married to director/actress Sophia Takal. And that's on top…
THIS is how you successfully modernize and reboot a well-known property.
Y'all, I have not been so genuinely scared since Hereditary (or maybe even mother!) This could have so easily been a disaster, but Elisabeth Moss giving yet another amazing performance combined with Leigh Whannell's direction and the expert use of negative space and sound design kept me on the damn edge the whole time. I really think Whannell deserves Master of Horror status since this is the third film…