he is actually perhaps a bit shit.
i liked sightseers and kill list (apart from the ending, though i know lots of people adore it) but evrything i have seen of his since is like someone just making films because he can. really scrappy, unthinking, missed opportunitities, lacking in inspiration. hes just an auto pilot quickie director.
this new one seems to have been made just so he can have somewhere to put those psych freakout sequences. the rest was really cursory and uninspired. did want a good post covid horror but it was intellectually barren, kind of incoherent, and on top of that, just poorly dramatised - so much you could have done with that scenario, but he missed the boat on both the thrills and the intellectual front. some good body horror bits though.
I liked bits of Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers, A Field in England is probably my favourite I've seen of his and High-Rise I thought was appalling. There's something clunky and amateurish about him and they all feel like student films with a higher budget. They'd be more at home on Vimeo than getting proper theatrical and home releases.
Fried Barry: Directed by Ryan Kruger. With Gary Green, Chanelle de Jager, Brett Williams, Joey Cramer. Barry is a drug-addled, abusive bastard who - after yet another bender - is abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as an alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a joyride...
ridiculous, the drug aspect is particularly silly, but, but, it has something
The Karate Kid: Directed by Harald Zwart. With Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson, Wenwen Han. Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.
nippers bare-knuckle fighting, there’s some kind of Scientology subplot going on too but haven’t figured that bit out yet
the crane kick was terrible, k-kid here did it all wrong, if Jackie Chan wasn’t cancelled before he is now, twat
I can't top The Piano Teacher, but watching a ten minute anal rape scene with my mother was 'interesting' - US version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - also featured a forced blow job - but it was her choice of DVD