Not at all based on the novel Push by Sapphire. 90's child, 80's sperm. Convicted cinephile. If can't be found, check the vending machines.
A perfectly fine addition to The Conjuring canon, and one that atleast tries to shake up the formula into almost a scooby do mystery set up that is still mostly heads above the rest of the expanded universe thing; still the construction of the scares pale in comparison to the previous two entries and desperately cry out for Wan’s eye for tension and release.
Also Q: for how many more years can we string along the “Christianity is the only good, god will save all” trope, because eesh.
For a film so smuggly brandishing ‘having a message’, 🌀 has all the sociological and political intelligence of a Year 7 PowerPoint and makes SAW 6 look like the entire works of Renè fucking Descartes.
it’s also the first time I’ve openly guffawed at a Saw entry. Multiple times.
MAL NOSSO is a sub-genre rupturing and genuinely original Brazilian shocker that is both unpredictable, disturbing and deeply provocative. As the story unfolds, we move from almost Norwegian-esque gritty noir into a tour-de-force of (black)magical realism and fantastical cult, evoking at many times a vibe not dissimilar to Euro video nasties of the late 80s.
Over the course of this cinematic evolution, so too unfolds an affecting personal drama as the wonderfully intense Adenir Esteves subverts the creepy and unsettling…