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Sep112017

Beauty vs Beast: Woods, Men

Jason from MNPP here with this week's "Beauty vs Beast" -- I usually try to choose older movies for this series because it's more likely y'all have seen them and have an opinion. That is unless we're talking about great big cultural juggernauts - those are usually safe. It Comes at Night isn't an old movie, and it wasn't so much a cultural juggernaut either, but here we are anyway. The film had a stellar ad campaign (thanks to A24, the king of stellar ad campaigns these days) so it did get some chatter at the time of its release, but it ultimately only made just under 20 million bucks. This is no Avatar.

And yet here on the eve of its release on blu-ray tomorrow I still want to highlight the movie, and I have faith that a good portion of the TFE audience, who already knew Trey Edward Shults' amazing Krisha, was the audience that sought the movie out. For good (I loved it) or for ill (I know a lot of people felt cheated by the ad campaign which baited and switched a supernatural horror film for a tense chamber piece). And you'll maybe have an opinion on who was in the right - Joel Edgerton's homeowner Paul or Christopher Abbott's encroacher Will.

PREVIOUSLY For no reason in particular we hit up Halle Berry's Catwoman for last week's contest but it was her nemesis, the skin-care supervillain played by Sharon Stone, who slinked away with the 65% win - said Eder Arcas:

"... the WINNER here gotta be SHARON STONE, the woman delivers camp like no one else , she`s elegant and graceful cool, because, well, she's Sharon Stone. You always get the feeling she's just about ready to snap a full on crazy - but that kinda IS what is interesting about Sharon Stone. Sort of a female Jack Nicholson, but hotter in heels and a skirt."

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My favorite movie of the year so far. Great direction, music, editing and acting. MVP for me was Kelvin Harrison Jr.

September 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHannes

Their scenes together were my favorite parts of the film, their beards my favorite characters. I liked Will more, but the whole climax is about how bad it is to not listen to Paul, so Paul it is. Will's kid ruined everything, man. Can't expect to not have consequences.

September 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNick T

I have not seen this yet, but Joel Edgerton can tie me to a tree, too!

September 11, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterforever1267

I must confess I was expecting way more from this film. It`s slow and not "The Witch" scary, we can discuss here as to whether this film constitutes a horror film or something more akin to a psychological drama, well, as a horror film, I didn't find the film scary, and as a psychological drama, not particularly fresh in what it was presenting, there are (some) interesting ideas it fails to execute, but it has captivating visuals with in-scene light sources and the always watchable Joel Edgerton , not particularly stellar, but he acts circles around the annoying Christopher Abbott.

September 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEder Arcas

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