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    Pearl (Ti West)


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    This didn't disappoint at all. As X fashioned itself under '70s Horror, Pearl seems to be fashioned as a Douglas Sirk Horror flick, a colorful, larger-than-life melodrama where the protagonist goes psycho and kills people in spectacularly gory fashion. Echoes of Carrie in her character too. And really, Mia Goth goes all out here. She has a co-writing credit with West here so she fashioned a vehicle to showcase all her range and spectacular talent. It might be a new favorite female performance in a Horror film ever, next to Angela Bettis in May.

    At my showing we were like three or four loners scattered around and one of them was clearly off his marbles a little bit and started yelling things at the screen for the first 15 minutes. A grim start but the movie was so good it won him over and, besides a few expressive reactions, he didn't offer any unsolicited commentary.
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    Quote Quoting Grouchy (view post)
    At my showing we were like three or four loners scattered around and one of them was clearly off his marbles a little bit and started yelling things at the screen for 15 minutes. A grim start but the movie was so good it won him over and, besides a few expressive reactions, he didn't offer any unsolicited commentary.
    Sounds like perfect boyfriend material for Pearl. I would have yelled at him "hey man don't lose your ... ... head muahahahahah!"
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    Oh he definitively was on Pearl's wavelenght. Just a Florida crazy.

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    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

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    Yeah I did too: Pearl
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    And it's happened once again
    I'll turn to a friend
    Someone that understands
    And sees through the master plan
    But everybody's gone
    And I've been here for too long
    To face this on my own
    Well, I guess this is growing up

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    Quote Quoting Grouchy (view post)
    Oh he definitively was on Pearl's wavelenght. Just a Florida crazy.
    Always beware of Florida Man ha ha.
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    And it's happened once again
    I'll turn to a friend
    Someone that understands
    And sees through the master plan
    But everybody's gone
    And I've been here for too long
    To face this on my own
    Well, I guess this is growing up

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    The trajectory is so obvious I imagine one needn't to see X to know early where it's going, and narratively it's too underimagined whether as drama or as horror to counter that inevitability for me. But its aesthetic is so alluring (including the amazing soundtrack), and Mia Goth is so captivating as advertised in this lead role, that the film ultimately still works well. 7/10
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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