REview: Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities (2022) | The Autopsy and The Outside

I thought the first two episodes of Cabinet of Curiosities were strong, but not outstanding. Don’t get me wrong, that’s not to imply that I didn’t like them on any level, though the first, Lot 36, didn’t quite come together as well as it could have.

And in doing so, while it didn’t spoil the sauce, it did sour it oh so slightly.

Though having seen The Autopsy and The Outside, all is forgiven because they’re both brilliantly clever though most interestingly, in different ways.

The Autopsy comes to us courtesy of David Prior (The Empty Man) and revolves around an alien invasion that is thwarted by a man with litle to lose, while The Outside is a story of a woman who’d do seemingly anything to bring that swan that she is inside, outside.

There are also some great performances by Glynn Truman, F. Murray Abraham and Kate Micucci and masterful direction by Prior and Ana Lily Armapour.

I honestly can’t imagine things getting any better than these two episodes.


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