The Endless (2018)
Critic Consensus: The Endless benefits from its grounded approach to an increasingly bizarre story, elevated by believable performances by filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.
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as Jennifer Danube
as Mike Danube
as Chris Daniels
as Early 1900's Man
as Exit Counselor
as Beer Distro Ted
as Beer Distro Dale
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Critic Reviews for The Endless
Even lovers of the opaque might desire a little more to grasp onto. But the mystery is a pungent one, and the images and ideas stay with you after the lights go up.
"The Endless" grows more mind-boggling as it goes on, but Benson and Moorhead keep the film grounded, making its twists and turns all the more compelling.
The eventual reveal fits with the film's overall intelligence and interest in people and existence over spectacle and action. (Though there's some of that as well.) The Endless is a smart, sweetly creepy good time.
"The Endless" gets into your head and keeps you alert for whatever abnormal turn comes next.
Audience Reviews for The Endless
They say 'fear of the unknown, is the greatest fear there is'. Well, The Endless is that type of film that uses the unknown to their benefit to increase the fear and underlining mystery of the film. Centered on two brother trying to reconnect with their cultist upbringing with a very H.P. Lovecraft inspired context. It's an excellent film that uses it's thought provoking plotting to it's surreal nature of the story and the philosophical nature of the cult members to provide a great sense of drama, conflict and mystery. More of less they say 'minimalism is more' and here it's just about right, filled with terrific writing, acting directing and cinematography, 'The Endless' is a film that should be seen by a large number of audiences to appreciate as one of this year's best. Luckily enough I was able to see it at the Melbourne International Film Festival when I did.
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