The best film event in the world returned again for another year. 24+ horrors of trailers, shorts, and feature films. I never dreamed I would be able to attend an event like this, let alone once a year for the past 7 years. Craziness!
I have a thing for “A group of people trapped somewhere” movies. I don’t know why. I love to see the group dynamics unfold and watch as they slowly get picked off one by one, rooting for who gets to go next. It’s my cinematic guilty pleasure.
Oldboy’s opening grabs you immediately. A shot of a hand holding something. It’s unclear what, but the pounding music and way the shot is framed create immediate tension. And then you find out that the hand belongs to a man on a rooftop who is holding onto another man’s tie, which is the only thing keeping him and his dog from falling to their death.