In Case You Missed It: 8/20 - 8/25
It's been another busy week for us over at Viddy Well. Just in case you missed it, here's a rundown of this past weeks articles, reviews and news.
This past Sunday was World Mosquito, which commemorates the discovery that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. To celebrate this event, we recommended the 1995 cult classic film about mutant mosquitoes that transmit gory, eye-exploding death to all its victims. You can read our full review of the film here.
For the past week's Case Of The Mondays, we explored the lengths people go to keep their heads above water with E.L. Katz's directorial debut black comedy, Cheap Thrills. Just how far would you be willing to debase yourself to ensure your family's financial future? Check out our full review of the film here.
On Tuesday, our review of the Safdie brother's latest film, Good Time, hit our social media sites. It's a pure shot of adrenaline and will have you feeling like Mia Wallace post-overdose scare, shaky, pale, and drained -- and we mean this in the best possible way. Check out our review of the film here, and don't miss out on one of the best films of the year.
Wednesday, we got a little weird. And by that, we mean we got batshit weird with talking butthole worms, disfigured L.A. earthquake survivors, and loads of bodily fluid. If you haven't guessed it yet, we're talking about Flying Lotus' directorial debut Kuso. Find out if it's "the most disgusting film ever made" by streaming it on Shudder. Full review here.
Thursday, we gave you a double dose; a news story about the lasted in the DCU and a review of Matt Spicer's Ingrid Goes West. In news, Scorsese, along w/hangover director Todd Phillips, has become attached to a Joker origin film, which may mark a new and exciting direction for DC Studios, as they veer from trying to follow in Marvel's footsteps. Full article here. In new release film, Ingrid Goes West is a look at the technological obsession that we all possess in some capacity. A portrayal of the social awkwardness a life of social media will produce, and a cautionary tale to all those drawn to the dim blue glow of their devices. It's wildly funny, until it's not. Full review here.
Friday was another double dosage of Viddy Well goodness; a news break on the continuation of Hatchet, and a Contributor's Corner post on guilty pleasure films. Hatchet will continue with it's fourth film Victor Crowley, which was announced and screened by the filmmaker as a delightful surprise at the 10th anniversary screening of Hatchet. Full story here. This week our contributor's discussed their guilty pleasure film, which you can read here. Be sure to tell us your guilty pleasure film in the comments section below.
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