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“The Babadook” (2014) REVIEW

The Babadook

This review originally appeared on Letterboxd.

If 60s-era Roman Polanksi and 80s-era Tim Burton had a baby (and lord knows, Roman would try), the resultant drooling beast would be this film.

And I mean that in the best way possible.

Beautifully shot, great set design, and truly terrifying. It lives up to all the hype it’s been receiving.

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“Child of God” (2013) REVIEW

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This review was originally written for and posted on Letterboxd.

Negatives:
– Differs from the source material just slightly, but enough to bother me
– Ultimately, due to a few editing/directing choices, I feel it misses the overall tone of the book
– Scott Haze’s performance bounces back and forth between “frightening; perfect” and “irritating; laughably bad”

Positives:
– Shows the lead shitting in the woods and wiping his ass with a stick. Gotta be a first for film.