2019 has felt like an incredibly long year, but in the case of cinema that’s been a very good thing.
You might think to yourself, as I did, ‘wow, that’s a helluva of a message go out on a limb for but a big one: regular ol’ humans are monsters all their own.’ That thought is never going to be revisited or justified in any meaningful way.
If anything I feel like the benefit of art has always been to feel comfort and to make you feel less alone- to provide connection to other people. You may have had this experience by yourself, I may have had this experience by myself, but we can watch this together and we can share this catharsis and find renewed connection. That’s really what I hope to achieve.
Gerry Maravilla doesn’t waste time. Not his own, and not his viewers’.
Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Watson has set the bar for all of next year’s awards here and now.
The same day I posted about my fuck up having seen the Suspiria remake when…
Stay in and rent a classic horror film instead, and if you really need to leave the house give bowling a try before you consider seeing this.