Saturday, December 05, 2009

96 mothman prophecies (pellington, 2002)

Richard Gere is so well-known for making horrible films - and one of the worst Best Picture-winners - and he's not exactly the strongest screen presence - that it's easy to forget that he's been in a lot of good movies, too: Malick's Days of Heaven, Haynes's I'm Not There, McBride's Breathless remake, and this one, a truly scary ghost story from a filmmaker whose work represents the greatest distance between visual talent (high) and storytelling intelligence (not quite rock-bottom). Terrific deployment of inky blacks and high-impact shock cuts (even in the quietest scenes).

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