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I loved this! Cruella is a fabulous film and a great prequel. One of Disney’s best live-action films based on their animated properties.
The cast is fantastic, led by the brilliant Emma Stone who is perfect as Cruella. Everything down to the accent, mannerisms and the amazing energy she brings to the performance. Along with the script she helps depict Cruella as an anti-hero we can actually sympathize with (despite ultimately becoming a puppy killer in the future), but still…
Definitely not as strong as the first two but I still enjoyed it to an extent. You can definitely notice the missing direction of James Wan, who did so well orchestrating scares and tension in the first two. Those elements are mostly missing here and are exchanged for cheap, predictable tricks and some strange VFX (kind of like It Chapter 2). But it’s entertaining enough, and Patrick Wilson and Verga Farmiga are great as always. They are the strongest part of this film.
Knives Out definitely lives up to the hype! Not only is it super fun, entertaining, and has an out of this world cast, but it’s a fresh take on the murder mystery genre too.
Rian Johnson has done something pretty special here. He’s taken the murder mystery genre, which has been done to death and can sometimes get a little predictable, and infused it with new DNA. I haven’t seen a film of the genre like this one. Johnson cleverly…
A superbly made, heart pounding, edge of your seat thriller. This film is full on from start to finish and there’s never a dull moment.
It’s actually a blessing that Universal’s Dark Universe didn’t work out and instead we got this pulled back, thematic, lower budget psychological horror. One of the things I love about horror is that it can use scares to emphasise and explore real life horrors, like Get Out did with racism. The Invisible Man does that…