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Crimson Peak (Guillermo del Toro, 2015)

October 15, 2015

Crimson-Peak

Why do you watch horror? If it’s solely about preying on your primal fears through a high-concept premise, it’s possible you might not get a great deal out of Guillermo del Toro’s gothic opus Crimson Peak. If you’re after jump scares, then you’ll probably hate it. If, however, you’re attuned to and appreciative of the ways in which some of the best horror films can not be about boogeyman scares, but instead cover a wide array of different emotional concerns, then proceed with less caution.

Imbued with the aesthetic and tonal spirit of bombastic, luxuriantly-coloured, oft-melodramatic Euro-horrors of the 1960s (think the films of Mario Bava or Roger Corman’s Edgar Allen Poe adaptations), Crimson Peak also has a dash of The Innocents (and thus The Turn of the Screw) and specific Hitchcocks (Rebecca and Psycho) in its lush blood, as well as a bit of Brontë – a good chunk of the story could be interpreted as Jane Eyre with more literal ghosts…

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Jimi: All Is by My Side (John Ridley, 2013)

October 24, 2014

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Jimi: All Is by My Side takes an approach that more musician biopics should, that of honing in on one specific period of Jimi Hendrix’s life instead of providing a rushed tour from childhood to untimely demise. Since the Hendrix estate denied use of the man’s songs, this artistic decision on the part of writer-director John Ridley may have been compelled by legal logistics, but the result allows for a relaxed atmosphere in which André “3000” Benjamin’s fine performance as Hendrix can avoid mere mimicry and feel lived-in…

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Pacific Rim (Guillermo del Toro, 2013)

July 11, 2013

Pacific Rim

Fantasy man Guillermo del Toro’s latest, Pacific Rim, is a large-scale love letter to Japanese sci-fi, but also an accessible blockbuster imbued with delightful eccentricities amid its broad elements…

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