Post by Woody Alien on Aug 10, 2019 5:46:39 GMT -5
The Suspiria remake from last year.
While not a huge fan of Dario Argento's, the original movie is one of my favorite horror/dark fantasy films, and this "remake", well...
It's pretty much the stereotype of arthouse films: overly long, slow, meandering, pretentious, droning soundtrack by Thom Yorke, full of political and historical references that go nowhere, and it's not even all that scary or unsettling, more nauseating maybe. The cinematography is good obviously (though maybe some scenes are a bit too dark), and Dakota Johnson is much better than I thought, but for the rest it was a disappointment.
Melodramatic biography of JRR Tolkien, covering his childhood up to when he returns from the Great War. I do enjoy it for its sense of time/era; the manner of dress, the manner of speaking. There is basically no interaction with his little brother. The movie focuses its 1 hour and 50 minutes on all the focal relationships that influence Tolkien towards the culmination of his ideas that lead to him writing "The Hobbit." Interesting to watch once, for a glimpse into his upbringing and lifestyle.