A modern day masterpiece. While certainly inspired by the likes of Taxi Driver and King of Comedy, Joker excels at its attempt in it's telling of the character study of Arthur Fleck and the Clown Prince of Crime. Masterful work from the the score by Hildur Guðnadóttir (Oscar), the performance of Joaquin Phoenix (Oscar), to the visuals and cinematography on screen. Scenes that will have you on the edge of your seat, with the score accompanying it perfectly- bringing it further to that next level.
Halloween Kills delivers more tension, and atmosphere than its predecessor. While gore and body count was never something that was important to the true character and intention of 'The Shape', David Gordon Green continues HIS version of him- while also remaining true to the original. John Carpenter's score, as usual, is A M A Z I N G. More of the '78 movie can be heard in this film, and it was awesome. The flashback scene was perfect in the sense that we weren't there too long to ruin the mystic of the OG, but instead, left us wanting more. They did a really good job of making Haddonfield feel like a small town in the mid-west. The locals all know or know of each other, they gather at the local bar to hangout throughout the year, and most importantly, they share the same built up angst and anger in The Shape continuing to be a threat among the community. Lastly, it was a nice touch to see them take the time to flesh out certain things that happened in the end of H18. It brought a sense of validity and completeness to that film.