There are movies that purport to impart a message, that supposedly want to offer up some sort of meaning as they close, something for the audience to walk away having learned. But, what of the movies like "Nerve," where the filmmakers only claim to have a message, but actually don't?
"Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" is a classic, an utter classic, and the newly restored Blu-ray is a solid (but not perfect) effort. Why though does Frank Capra hate New York? Why does he hate all cities? Why are the only nice places small towns whose name ends in "Falls?"
This week, "Lass is More" both celebrates and laments.
Is "Shin Godzilla" a horror movie? Is "The Thing?" What is it that defines horror and is that the same as what makes a movie truly scary?
This week, we look at two maybe-horror movies, see where they fit the tropes, where they differ, and try to draw some conclusions.