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Movie Reviews: The Vanished + American Animals + Nightbreed

The Vanished (2020)

Peter Facinelli directs Anne Heche, Jason Patric and Thomas Jane in this. There is a pretentious opening quote. A family (Heche and Jane) RV to a lake. Their daughter vanishes. There is sap and this was appalling and disappointing. Patric is fat, beardy and mumbling. This was not accomplished. This was rueful. There is a growing sense of inevitability. There is no ferocious desire.

This is a mad scenario. This was deeply unlikely. There is a rapid deterioration in interest. This was unbearable and very bad and weirdy. This was just nonsense. There is anger and frustration. There is anxiety and uncertainty. There is negative judgment. This leaves one irked. There is fear and constant worry and people are increasingly disaffected. There is vexation and fretfulness. The couple give vent. This was unmeasured and not fiendishly concocted.

The couple have a confused and obsessive fixation. This was not disquieting. This was terrible and not remarkable. There is a shocking, devastating effect. This was frustrating and has hopelessness. Things get fractious in this abysmal and lifeless film. A number of serious questions are raised. The mother is bitchy. Lies are told.

There is reckless gun usage. There is no deep sense of shame. There is no respect or dignity. There is no compassion, empathy or support or understanding. More people die. Upset, hurt and sorrow are ignored.

There are no expectations. The couple have attacked and killed people without anyone noticing. A dog is ignored and then dead. The parents are awful. This was cringe making with awful dialogue. The situation is evolving. There are enormous difficulties. There are no meaningful discussions. There is dire acting in this disconnected and incoherent film. This was not oddly compelling. The director is more concerned with landscape than character or plot development.

This was unbelievably stupid. There is a twist, an obvious one. This woefully failed. There is nothing original about this. There is idiocy and a child savagely adored. There is nothing tantalisingly open to conjecture here.

Best Lines:

“Saw that creepy kid Justin doing drugs.”

“Acting strange, stranger than usual.”

“We can't ask them now.”

“Shared delusional episodes.”

“Folie a deux.”

American Animals (2018)

Gross frat boys are gross. There is a fictionalized take on a robbery while the real perps and their families are interviewed between scenes. Blake Jenner and Evan Peters and Ann Dowd star. The frat boys are so dumb they don't know what a fence is. They carry out the ttheft, ineptly and make their getaway, ineptly. They try to sell their loot, ineptly. This was okay.

Best Line:

“Needs to become a non factor.”

Nightbreed (1990)

A Clive Barker movie starring no-names and David Cronenberg and Doug Bradley. A man is told by his shrink he's a killer. Monsters are real. The acting is laughable. There are 3 different cuts of this film. There is incoherence. This is full of awful people. This is 💩💩💩.

Best Line:

“What's below, remains below.”

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