Monday, April 10, 2017

I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017)

Just the other day I was telling someone that I'd love to see Family Plot (Alfred Hitchcock's flawed, final film about amateur criminals who get caught up with professionals) remade by the Coen Brothers. But if they're not available, I would now accept Macon Blair as a suitable substitute. The tone mixing in this movie is spot-on. It's like two completely different movies that dance with each other for a while before full-on colliding in the final act. The comedy makes the violence more intense and the violence makes the comedy more darkly hilarious. It's the cinematic equivalent of a Reese's peanut butter cup: two tastes, that taste great together.

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