The resounding rejection of ‘Joker’ illustrates what mainstream critics failed to see, or at least what they failed to connect as current, real-world events.
The internet followers of the ‘black pill’ believe that the only inherent value left in the world is what can be achieved through acts of extreme violence. Christchurch certainly fit the bill.
They might seem harmless, but the alienated nerds of the internet have the political and financial clout to operate the means to justify their ends.
Midsommar is a film made during a breakup, and it feels like tepid self-reference, instead of meaningful self-reflection.
‘The Dead Don’t Die’ is a zombie film with the finest cast and director it could have. Sadly, it’s not really sure what it wants to be, and dies a death because of it.