Film buff from Hull, England. 🏴🇬🇧
What a mesmerisingly, powerful piece of cinema this was for me; a powerhouse of slow-burning, ever-inceasingly tense horror (although little of the film could be described as horror) that had me utterly transfixed at what I was seeing on screen.
Filmed in the place of my birth, Scarborough, it utilises the setting to maximum effect as the run-down seaside town really reflects the isolation and dreariness of the story.
It would be a crime not to mention just how incredible…
It wasn't really until the awesome third act that I appreciated what this movie is. The script in itself is going to be confusing for people not familiar with Nosferatu but luckily I'm more than a little familiar with it and it's legendary status.
I'd say that the filmmaking, direction and script are all good, with little really standing out as amazing.
What's amazing is just how frickin' good the acting is. This is beyond Oscar calibre for me. This is bringing someone back from the dead in glorious fashion; transforming an icon into something equally iconic.
Mr Dafoe, we don't deserve you.
Clint Eastwood's underloved Breezy hit closer to home than I could have possibly imagined.
I loved the dymnamic displayed between Frank and Breezy; two complete extremes in regards to societel norms. We have a man who is completely trapped in his own world, one of deadlines and of routine who yearns for something different. The other, a young women who throws away convention but yearns for stability.
It is in this dynamic that Frank and Breezys' insecurities are made bare,…
In Lake Mungo, there really isn't anything jumping out at you with a loud violin noise to make you jump. There aren't over-the-top third acts with exorcisms and objects flying everywhere or super-gory effects to make you squirm.
Instead the true horror of this film lies in its themes; grief is all-encompassing here, an ever-present, malevolent force hanging over the entire film that feels as real as almost anything I've seen.
It's a mature film, one that a lot of people would be turned off by but I really felt something watching this.