Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 giallo Suspiria is a movie that can’t be accused of copying the original, because it’s way too ambitious for that. And the problem–you know it was coming–is that the original movie was relatively simple: namely a horror movie that revolved around a dance academy. Guadagnino doesn’t neglect that […]
A week or so ago I caught The Haunting Of Hill House on Netflix, and I stand by what I said then, namely Mike Flanagan is the best horror director working today. More recently I rewatched The Shining and realized both movies are remarkably similar. An overhead shot of the hedge maze on the grounds […]
The latest trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049–a pretty terrible title, by the way–a few hours ago and so far reminds me less of Ridley Scott’s original and more than Peter Hyams’ 2010 in that it appears to take the most important elements of the original (Harrison Ford, replicants, a neon-bright skyscraper, a whiff […]
“”The Revenant” is perhaps one of the most harrowing adventure movies that I have ever seen.”
I admit that when I first saw Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey I thought that it was almost unwatchable.
The original 2001: A Space Odyssey trailer I am sure that you have known a person that was not nearly as clever as they thought they were. Such people tend to be a tad insufferable because they’re so convinced of the righteousness of whatever flag they happen to be flying that they don’t appear even cognizant that there […]
John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary had a preview showing in Washington, DC, where the director as well as Brendan Glesson discussed not only what they were trying to do with the film, but the broader landscape that it existed in. There was a period for questions from the audience as well, which made for a pretty interesting evening. It […]