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User Info: kateee

kateee
1 month ago#201

User Info: kateee

kateee
1 month ago#202
Saint Maud

A film that starts off deceptively simple, a religion-centric drama that slowly and surely pushes the extreme boundaries of horror in zealotry with a star-making performance from Morfydd Clark. Clark embodies all aspects and all stages of the devout, a woman trapped in a nightmarish loop of losing the patients under her care, overly course-correcting through strict adherence to biblical practices, and losing just that little bit of sanity over and over again when the cycle begins anew. It is both a joy and a terror to see Maud fluctuate from the tight-laced nun-esque nurse of Amanda to the directionless, sleazy barfly seen later, as she plunges into a downward spiral of booze and sex before her revelation comes in a mess of sweat and squalor, only for her to clean herself and her home all over again (as cleanliness is next to godliness after all). I think one of my favorite aspects of the film were the delicate touches of the supernatural; seeing visions of God in the clouds or Maud's angel wings puts you squarely into her character's headspace, as you are forced to constantly question the true reality of each situation. You can even come to understand why Maud believes all of this from her perspective even as you know her mental state is in jeopardy. While of course religion is a huge subject for this film, I also like how Saint Maud tackles questions of death and states of extreme loneliness and isolation. Maud and Amanda are the perfect foils for each other; from Amanda's perspective, Maud's youth is wasted on old-fashioned rules while Maud wishes for Amanda to clean up her act so she can secure a place in heaven before it's too late. It's Amanda, even in her state of near-death, who chooses life however, surrounding herself with friends and sexual relationships, squeezing out every drop of joy and pleasure before it all eventually comes to a stop. It's this irony that truly drives the film forward and one of Maud's most flawed aspects. I also enjoy the film's incredible restraint, only briefly lingering on moments of pain and torment while instead focusing on the more anxiety-inducing side of the horror genre. I really have to applaud the film's last few shots in particular, that was just incredible film making. I can't wait to see what Rose Glass does next.

8/10
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User Info: jcgamer107

jcgamer107
1 month ago#204
Nice review, what Snake said but 10/10 lol

I drove a long way to see this movie in a theater and it was easily worth it. An intimate and powerful look at a perfect storm of loneliness, mental illness and religious fervor. You could imagine it almost like throwing John the Revelator or some other religious visionary into modern urban life. It's really heartbreaking how many times things could have turned around for Katie, had she gotten emotional support from anywhere.

Rose Glass had great subtleties to her script and direction - the joke with the diegetic violin during Maud's descent back into isolation, for example, or the haunting shot of her standing in a shadowy corner as Amanda receives a birthday cake. Then the levy breaks big time at about the halfway point, and the film does not pull any punches the rest of the way. I had physical reactions in the theater for much of the 2nd half. The movie is scored brilliantly to project Maud's mental state, ranging from delicate, melancholy woodwinds, to thudding, malevolent growls that sound as though they could be from hell itself. A tight, contained thrill ride that's under 90 minutes, and one that's very thought provoking as someone who was raised devout Christian and has shared some of Maud's adult struggles.

If I were to sculpt a current 'Mt. Rushmore' of horror, it would be Midsommar, Hereditary, The Ring and Saint Maud.

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I think it's not a 10/10 for me only because I think the beginning act was a little rushed, I really loved the dichotomy between Amanda & Katie/Maud and I think they became antagonistic too quick, I would've preferred a more slow burn. Although generally I did think the film had excellent pacing past that.

The current Mount Rushmore of horror eh? I guess for me it would be Pontypool, American Psycho, Resolution, & The Love Witch. But that's not very thematically-linked :/

I think something more thematically me would actually be American Psycho, Kill List, Resolution, & You're Next, all genre-benders that are different films then what they appear to be on first glance.
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User Info: jcgamer107

jcgamer107
1 month ago#206
hmmmm...I think I'll check out Resolution next then
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User Info: Johnbobb

Johnbobb
1 month ago#207
are we talking objective or subjective? I'd say the Mount Rushmore of Modern Horror (as far as impact/significance/etc., and counting "modern" as 2010s on) would be like Get Out, The Babadook, Hereditary, The Cabin in the Woods (hm to The Witch and It Follows)

but if I'm talking my personal favorites, it'd be a good bit different
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Yeah I was doing a subjective one. I do agree with the objective one though, whole-heartedly. Although it feels weird to not have anything from the Conjuring series on there. Mayyyybe Conjuring 1 instead of Babadook. Hell even Insidious, there's gotta be a spot for that Blumhouse jumpscare/blockbuster horror somewhere.
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User Info: Camden

Camden
1 month ago#209
It Follows is one of the rare few modern horror movies I actually liked. Don't know if I watched too much growing up or what but I feel like I've mostly washed out of the genre. I'm actually struggling to think of another I've watched in the last decade that I enjoyed.
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User Info: SwiftyDC

SwiftyDC
1 month ago#210
The Muppets (2011)

The "Me Party" and "Tex Rap" were pretty cringe. My favorite parts were anything with Animal. Not much of a Muppets fan but he's probably my favorite character of the bunch. That scene with the Cook using a flamethrower to cleanse the dirty refrigerator and mumbling "say hello to my little friend" was probably my favorite scene overall, I rewound to see it again. Also, during the chicken song covering "Forget You by Ceelo Green", all I could hear was "F You" but in chicken lmao.

Took me a while to finish this. There was always something distracting me, whether it be my phone or getting a snack. It didn't capture my undivided attention. But I liked it enough.

Btw, was "Rainbow Connection" played in another movie? For some reason, I remember hearing that song recently... but I don't remember watching a Muppets show or movie recently...? Weird.

7/10
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