Thanks, was wondering about this one.Unhinged (2020) 5/8 Russell Crow plays the bad guy in this one. Life has gotten too tough and Crow goes off the deep end. Pretty good but had some outrageous parts that brought it down a little bit.
I also gave this film a 6/8 ..... I remember way back walking the rows of the horror section at the local video store and passing this one up over and over again. Just did not like the title.... one day though I gave in and rented it and it was an amazing discovery. Thankfully I did not know the ending before hand. I also saw the remake which was good but not near that or the original. Have you seen the new mini series on HBO "The Third Day"? ... That was also great and also dealing with similar topics......The Wicker Man (1973) - I am not a Hammer Films fan. The beautifully filmed Universal classics, with the rich contrast of black and white created atmospherics with which the color films could not compete. The Hammer Films looked garish in comparisons. That said, I was not expecting too much from the star of Hammer Films, Christopher Lee. I was pleasantly surprised. This is a well crafted and beautifully filmed horror/suspense film, dealing with modern, post-Christian paganism.
I would like to hear the expert's opinion. Vamp, what did you think of it?
Wondered if you would watch and comment on this one. Good summary. Maybe one too many male characters? Sometimes, I lose track of who is who. LOL Didn't expect it to end when it did, but that was by design. Intrigued by the Manhattan setting and satanic characteristic. Fair score 6/8, imvho.Seventh Victim (1943) - If you are a fan of Cat People (1942), you will find this film very familiar. The shadows and dark corners are always present. The same team made both films and the noir style and the dread of horrors unseen play a big role in both. Very unusual and somewhat shocking film for a number of reasons. One scene prefigures a familiar Hitchcock scene. Hugh Beaumont (Leave it to Beaver's dad) plays a character with the ironic name of Ward (last name, not first).
Great artistry makes up for a somewhat disjointed story.
Yours is at least the second thumbs up on this movie itt. Fox news critic summed it up as being good intentioned (iirc) and flat.Hillbilly Elegy (2020)- this movie is getting beaten up by the critics but I thought it was decent. I'm amused by the intellectual critics that criticize the movie's depiction of a life they've never seen or experienced as inaccurate. Anyone who has lived in Ohio and not spent their entire life in the suburbs can attest to the accuracy of parts of the movie. The movie saved a lot on makeup for Amy Adams and Glenn Close. The movie is not going to win any awards but it's not the mess many critics have characterized it to be. 5.5/8