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The Open House (2018)
Really enjoyed most of it... (possible minor spoiler)
I really enjoyed the first 99% of this movie. It was a subtle thriller which did not rely on jump scares. The movie created a creepy atmosphere and did a fantastic job of making the viewer become invested in wanting to find out what's was going on. The movie, for me, gives absolutely no explanation for anything. Some may say "its open to interpretation" or have some meaning which went over my head. For me it felt like a simple, effective mystery/thriller which required an explanation, and it feels like a huge waste. Maybe just me.
Captain Fantastic (2016)
Just give it a watch - a vast majority of people won't be disappointed
This was an interesting one for me. The title really doesn't give anything away about the plot or tone of the film. It isn't a superhero movie.
Before I speak a little more about the film I would simply refer to my title, if you are on the fence about whether or not to give this a go - watch it. The only people I can see not getting some sort of satisfactory level of enjoyment out of the film (At the very least) are those whom it offends in some non-obvious way. I left it having thoroughly enjoyed the experience. If that is all you need, I wouldn't bother reading any further.
The basic plot (no spoilers) revolves around a family who live in isolation from general society - living off the land mostly, hunting etc, with little contact with anyone else. For reasons I won't mention they end up having to mix back in with 'civilization' and this is basically what the movie revolves around... the contrast between those living in regular society and those who grew up with a completely different value system.
The movie explores this premise fairly well, sometimes in obvious ways, but overall effectively done. The movie contains drama and humour, both of which are done subtly, I certainly never felt i was being beaten over the head with it. The movie is an easy watch, and opens the mind to ponder the pros and cons of different ways of life and different ways of approaching life. I feel those who criticize the film extensively possibly took it too seriously.
As I have mentioned, I went in knowing little about it and left feeling very happy for the experience. I think most people will feel the same.