Martin Scorsese felt “deeply disturbed” after seeing the latest movie from indie film house A24.
The legendary director wrote a rave review of Ti West’s new horror film, pearlwith Mia Goth and sent it to A24, which was subsequently published by /Movie.
Goth plays the title role of a young woman living with her frail and paralyzed father and domineering mother on their Texas homestead. It is a prequel to West’s previous A24 film Xwhich was released earlier this year.
In his review, Scorsese gushed, “Ti West’s films have an energy that is so rare these days, fueled by a pure, unadulterated love of cinema. You can feel that in every frame.”
He continued: “pearl makes for a wild, mesmerizing, deeply – and I mean deeply – disturbing 102 minutes. West and his muse and creative partner Mia Goth really know how to play with their audience…before they stab the knife in our chests and start spinning.
“I was thrilled, then disturbed, then so insecure I could hardly fall asleep. But I couldn’t stop watching.”
Scorsese isn’t the only fan of West’s work. X is currently the top rated horror of the year at 94% on Rotten Tomatoes pearl is not far behind at 87%.
pearl is in US theaters now, while a UK release date has yet to be set.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/martin-scorsese-movies-pearl-review-a24-b2172681.html Martin Scorsese calls the ‘disturbing’ new movie that left him unable to sleep after watching it