I first saw The Ring 19 years ago on a rented VHS tape, and I genuinely can’t imagine a more fitting way to first experience this film. During that year I had started hanging out with a kid in my neighborhood who was obsessed with horror movies. We watched films like Friday the 13th Pt. 2 and Halloween 3 every time I came over to his house. One evening he said we were going to watch this movie his cousin…
A little over a month ago I started a complete watchtrough of David Cronenberg's full filmography. My feelings ranged from absolute love to meh for all of his films I had seen, thatwas until I popped in Cosmopolis. It had been a LONG time since I had seen something I despised as much as a did that film.
Cosmopolis was also my introduction to Don Delillo. After finishing the movie I started diving into its background more to try to…
I was set up to enjoy this from the get go since I actually experienced the situation this movie begins with. During my first wedding anniversary trip to Savannah, a man entered our AirBnB at midnight and we genuinely thought we were about to be murdered. I called down letting him know there are people here and turns out the home had been double booked. Seeing that scene play out on screen sent chills down my spine just remembering that…
As close of a 1-to-1 adaptation of every pivotal scene in the novel that you could hope for, that said I think the relationship between Humbert and Dolores is romanticized far too much and Nabokov’s humor is completely absent. It’s hard not to like it considering Irons was the narrator of the audiobook, so seeing anyone else as Humbert would be completely out of place. If you want to see Lolita skip Kubrick’s and watch this.