1922, the year my father was born (by albertusjohannesmaria)
1922 is a farm drama like I haven't seen for a long time. I grew up myself on a farm and I know, by experience, how farmers are attached to their own properties and especially their land. A farmer who gives up his land is regarded a loser first grade. 1922 goes deep and dark into the preservation of the tradition that land must go from generation to the next generation within the family. Only the devil can end this. Thomas Jane is fantastic as the tortured farmer going to extreme lengths to keep his son on track. Many scenes are horrifying, yet at the same time black comical. One scene <more>
makes me almost vomit, the next I burst out laughing. My families farm is destined to end. My brother's sons will never be farmer, not fit to and not able. My brother was offered 1 million dollar by the government to quit his farm. He turned it down. There wont be another offer. How much he will get for selling his 25 acre land within 10 years, we dont know. He is one of the last farmers, which is so strange, because when we grew up all our neighbors had a farm. Nowadays land goes back to nature again, or homes are build on ever growing cities, or it goes to a megafarm with 20.000 animals.
Amazing performance from Thomas Jane as a dumb simpleton hill-billy farmer. Such an amazing performance and change in his appearance from other movies, that I wouldn't have recognized him, if I haven't looked it up on IMDb. The other actors are good too. But Thomas Jane, steals every scene he is in with other actors.The plot is that in 1922, the farmer Wilfreds wife Arlette, is miserable on the farm. She inherits some land and decides to sell it and the farm, move to Omaha and take their teenage son Henry with her. She offers Wilfred a divorce and half the money. Wilfred doesn't <more>
wanna lose the farm or Henry. Henry who has fallen in love with a girl from a neighbor farm, also wants to keep the farm and stay with his dad. Arlette wont budge and Wilfred see no other option but to kill Arlette to keep his farm and his son. He persuades his son and together they kill Arlette. After that it all goes to hell. I wont give away anymore of the plot. The time period is nailed right on with the cars, the clothes and the way of life back then. It's creepy as hell very entertaining. Best horror movie, I've seen in a very long time. Even though it's a Netflix original and not a a feature film ,its way better than crap like Annabelle Creation and the likes of it.This is not based on loud noises and cheap jump scares. This is psychological horror. All the people that got bored watching this, are idiots who expect and need cheap jump scares and gory deaths like in the awful Saw franchise, to be entertained. Like Wilfred says in this movie: the city is for fools. Well, Saw and The Conjuring are for fools too. People who have no patience for a real horror movie. Don't listen to their bullshit. Even if you won't like it, you will enjoy Thomas Jane in the best performance of his entire career, so far. I can definitely recommend this.
I'm a bit surprised at the relatively low rating here on IMDb 6.3 at the moment I write this , because in my opinion this is really an outstanding and very strong movie. The story is quite simple, but blood-chilling thanks to the original story by Stephen King of course and the combination of the wonderful photography, the alienating musical score Mike Patton and the bleak dialogues gives it a very effective sinister atmosphere. And then there's the acting of especially father Thomas Jane, it's simply stunning: as a viewer I felt probably as the son did, you know he is <more>
totally wrong but you are sucked-in by his matter-of-course self-righteousness and his overbearing power of words and you feel yourself actually caring for him. Dylan Schmid as the son did a great job too, as did Molly Parker as the ill-fated wife/mother. All in all a very, very strong movie and greatly recommended.
Incredible movie. Gotta read the book ASAP! (by jonathancg-12884)
I loved it from start to end. Thomas Jane gives another excellent performance! The plot is thrilling and makes you want to keep watching even if it's a slow-paced film. It reminded me a lot of old school horror/suspense films from the 80's. The ones that didn't depend on jump-scares or stupid demonic creatures to make the whole movie.Don't listen to those few people arguing the film was boring because it was slow. Maybe they're used to jump-scares and serial killers. This is a very simple but deep plot that is worth seeing.
That accent though (by Black-Jack-Shellac)
I thought it was fantastic and am kind of surprised by the relatively low rating. But, and this is probably the big one, I love slow, plodding, tension building plots and this one delivered on that front, for me at least. I did have to turn on the sub-titles though because I couldn't understand half of what Thomas Jane was saying, but I didn't live in Kansas or wherever it was supposed to take place in the 1920s so who am I to judge. I also loved Molly's portrayal of the strident, bored, ambitious housewife although I almost sympathised with Wilfred for her single-minded desire <more>
to leave, and the threat to take everything away from him. Almost. In the end it was an excellent cinematic portrayal of what happens when a moral dilemma results in the wrong avenue of choice.
1922 is the latest novel adaptation by Stephen King, and wholly character driven, and a huge departure in many ways to his recent films, It and Gerald's Game... two films I found somewhat disappointing... but this is uniquely good, because it's so selfless, so unpresumptuous or needing of attention... it just is, and in that is a viscerality, a gristly and enduring experience that sets it above the others. Damn good movie. My Rating: 9/10 Netflix
1922 review. (by Ben-Hibburd)
1922 is a slow, methodical look at guilt and the consequences of moral compromise. Adapted from Stephen King's novella, 1922 is a film that will divide certain audiences. After a summer of successful, suspenseful King adaptations IT, Gerald's Game , this is almost an anti-king film, it's a film that basks in its atmosphere. It's also a film that's solely focused on its characters rather than plot. Thomas Jane stars as Wilfred James a dedicated ranch owner who conspires with his son Henry Dylan Schmid to murder his wife Arlette Molly Parker when she starts the process <more>
of selling the ranch.1922 is written and directed by Zak Hiditch. Hiditch and his cinematographer Ben Richardson do a wonderful job of nailing the time period. The film's setting is gorgeous to look at, and the homestead has an almost omnipresent feel to it. It becomes a character in and of itself as the corn fields glisten against the backdrop of beautiful sunsets, whilst hiding darker secrets in the cracks of its foundations. The technical aspects of the film are expertly crafted.Thomas Jane is fantastic is his role as a somewhat unhinged man filled with rage and regret. Every time he's on-screen he pulls you in with his mesmerising presence. As the film increasingly focuses on him it becomes more of a character study than a thriller/horror film. Whilst I feel this may be divisive, I enjoyed the direction it took. The films eerie, nihilistic tone makes up for the lack of urgency in the script.1922 is a film that's assured of itself, thankfully being on Netflix the creators don't have to worry about turning this film into a lowest common-denominator jump-fest. Instead it respects its audience and asks them to come along on a journey through the protagonists mind. The only downside with the film is with so much focus given to Jane, the rest of the cast aren't fully developed, and some of their plot threads felt under-developed. However the film does a fantastic job of developing Jane's character which makes up for the short-comings of others. The films attention to detail makes 1922 an effective psychological horror film.
Thomas Jane's one of the finest performances! (by sanjidparvez)
Based on Stephen King's novella of the same name, 1922 is like Stephen King's own version of Allen Poe's timeless classic THE TELL-TALE HEART story that set around here Wilfred James, a Nebraska farmer with a bitter wife named Arlette and a loyal son named Henry. This hardworking but not-too-successful farmer finds himself under increasing pressure from his wife when she clearly started to express her frustrations living in the country and wants to sell her all of the 100 acres of land that she got inheritably and move to the big city. Through their disagreements, when Arlette <more>
threatens to divorce him, taking the son with her, Wilfred plots to murder her and methodically persuades his son to become his partner in crime. This is beautifully done, an effectively slow-burn horror-drama directed by Zak Hilditch and like the way Carla Gugino turned GERALD'S GAME into her own showcase of versatile acting talent, this time almost an unrecognizable Thomas Jane delivered one of his best performances in career, IMO. His deeply sincere & committed performance as an early 1920s manipulative, desperate farmer with a slowly rotten psyche was not only an absolute treat but surely this year's one the best so far that deserve some recognition in the coming award season.
When u will finish this movie u will certainly praise one thing first..obviously that will be the plot of it..A surprising one as well as too much psychology mixer..too much unbelievable..too too unpredictable..All the way down to the end of the tunnel the story circles around a confusing central truth...The truth of a human mind..the mind which planes to perform a complete perfect crime.A husband makes his mind to kill his wife is not too uncommon.But the story describes much more complexity about the standing of his son..u will see which way the son goes..Mother or Father?????The movie is <more>
plotted in the background of early 19s..This also has added a lot of smooth surface in the overall progress.All those fascinating and animatic moves and actions are absent from here. Rather it is full of slow emotions and motions of life.Slowly flowing with a certain destination. All the dark side of human being is exposed but in a year dated back to 1922 ..not in 2017.That makes the movie more impressive.The cinematography of the movie is also very attractive...A farm house full of crops around it like a western picture..Very very eye catching..Reminded me the movie 'The days of heaven".Those green crops bounded by sands and muddy roads..Blue horizontal sky above..Brown hut shaped well furnished farm houses..With every inch of mindblowing graphics..One of the best aspect of the movie is though it is a horror movie it has less heart beating scenes compared to traditional one.Rather the horror scenes are more cause effective and purposeful..Some are still capable of producing electrical impulse in you..But mostly don't feature the accustomed horror movies i must guarantee it..Finally I haven't read the novel of Stephen King..But my request to those who have read it please don't compare it with the novel.Always writing is better tolerated than acting..And Novels are often far better than the movies.And those like me no comparison with novel freely go for a 1hour 41Minute turbulence of emotions..Darkness and ultimate surprise.