✨there’s always music in the air✨
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Alright. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a horror film with this much emotional power. I’m not a very emotional or sensitive person but some of the imagery in this film really got to me. The twist of the film being that the “Candyman” is a representation of black pain and suffering is brilliant to me. The characters all seemed grounded and the protagonist’s transformation seemed genuinely terrifying. Also, I was hoping for a Tony Todd cameo and I…
As an artist, this movie was really fucked up. I mean, the underlying tones of stress and anxiety to the point of over exerting yourself for your craft are horrific. I loved Nina’s character and her transformation throughout the film. I also loved the fact that they used the orchestral music from the actual Swan Lake ballet throughout the story. Overall, this movie feels like an extremely visceral panic attack from beginning to end and I could not recommend it more.
This film on a second watch was absolutely amazing. I was floored. I totally forgot almost everything about this film and it was like walking in blind. Yet again, Jake Gyllenhaal was amazing and everyone else was pretty good too. Overall, this movie might be a new favorite and if you haven’t seen it or don’t remember it, watch it. It’s totally worth it.