IT COMES AT NIGHT

Set in a post-apocalyptic world — what brought about the end, we’ll never know — It Comes At Night explores horrors without and horrors within, and the horrors within are much worse. The titular “it” takes the form of nightmares that plague 17-year-old Travis (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) following the death of his grandfather, a victim of the unnamed plague that ended civilization. Unfortunately, there is little left in this world to ease Travis’s deepest fears. Least of all his father, Paul (Joel Edgerton), a man who will stop at nothing to protect his wife, Sarah (Carmen Ejogo) and Travis. There are still … Continue reading IT COMES AT NIGHT

IT FOLLOWS

How much does a script really matter? When famed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa penned Something Like An Autobiography, he put the onus of the movie on the page, “With a good script, a good director can produce a masterpiece; with the same script, a mediocre director can make a passable film. But with a bad script even a good director can’t possible make a good film.” If there is an exception to this rule, it is the latest movie from writer/director David Robert Mitchell, It Follows, which opens in the theaters this Friday. That is not to say that Mitchell’s … Continue reading IT FOLLOWS