March 11th, 2019

Anya final stand, S7

movies watched

Doom (2005) - A silly video game movie that wanted to be Alien. Karl Urban was hot in it, and Rosamund Pike was also extremely attractive. I really liked that the primary character conflict, such as there was, was between a pair of estranged siblings instead of guy + love interest, which was what the movie faked me out to believe in the beginning. Also I ship it.

As Above, So Below (2014) - A found-footage horror movie about a female Indiana Jones type who goes hunting in the Paris Catacombs for the philosopher's stone. I almost turned it off when I realized it was going to be entirely in shaky cam, and I really should have. This is the kind of movie in which Aramaic poetry still rhymes after being translated into English.

The Little Stranger (2018) - This was described to me as "Remains of the Day but more gothic," which sounds about right; maybe with a touch of Hitchcock psychological disturbance. Ruth Wilson is a delight, and Domnhall Gleeson is very effective as the quietly but deeply unlikable protagonist. I really liked how the story resolved, in that it validated my previous feelings about the characters. There's a bit of fridge horror related to Collapse )

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