There’s an effective subtext about the after-effects of a traumatic incident as well as dealing with outbursts of violence within yourself. It’s tough to watch, but it also sadly feels like essential viewing in today’s divided society.
It’s refreshing to see a documentary with no agenda, just one that’s factual and, believe it or not, a bit inspiring.
This nightmare-inducing film is as unsettling as they come, a wildly unpredictable story that goes all sorts of places — and not necessarily to the ones you think.
“Summer of ’84” is proof that skilled horror filmmakers can shock, scare, and surprise audiences even when working with the familiar.
This is an engaging true crime film that’s all about conflicting perspectives and is also thoroughly entertaining. And if you’ve ever daydreamed about plotting a robbery of your own, it will remind you that you probably aren’t as smart as you think you are.
The sometimes goofy and oftentimes playfully irreverent retelling of Doug Kenney’s life story seems to fit the man well. Fans of the Lampoon era and their later offshoots will find much to savor here.