This is an underdog story with heart, as entertaining (if not as well-crafted) as Coogler’s predecessor.
Forget nu-Suspiria; Climax is the film of 2018 that truly gives itself over to the dance.
My issue with Suspiria is that it’s neither thrilling, nor scary, nor fun.
There’s a kernel of a decent film in The Party, but it’s scuttled by clumsily blatant attempts at satire.
Boy Erased avoids the bombast and dramatisation that might be expected from its subject matter, instead opting for modest authenticity.
This film adeptly sidesteps the obvious dangers of either explaining or empathising with Dahmer … which, unfortunately, leaves it without much of a purpose.
[CENSORED] is compiled from clips excised from films imported into Australia from the late ‘50s to the early ‘70s.