lol i went to this on a date and i’ll probably never see him again now i love movies
That the opening dance number tells you everything you need to know about all twenty characters makes it all the more powerful that the movie then spends the next 70 minutes ripping them apart. It’s A CHORUS LINE on LSD (literally) and the only thing these dancers hope they get is getting out alive.
The twink in the corset saying “fuck Selva, who is Selva?” about (a transcendent) Sofia Boutella is this movie’s “who is Adrienne Maloof in the world?”
Huge POSSESSION teas when Sofia wails through the compound.
Once in a lifetime a movie comes along that defies rating, a movie that brings our culture together and reminds us what it means to be human. MA... is not that movie, but it certainly has the building blocks to have been.
First thing’s first: Octavia Spencer is phenomenal. Using the word elevated with horror is almost like saying nothing at this point, but suffice it to say that on levels of plot, emotional integrity and flat-out fun Octavia raises…