This movie is trying so desperately hard to be "The Shining". It is not "The Shining".
It's more a cross between "The Shining" and "The Visit", with an unsatisfying conclusion but Joel Kinnaman is actually kinda ok in this. He tends to be better on tv though.
Hollywood still doesn't know how to cast him.
Tom Holland is not so great in this. Was this made 4 years ago? Isn't he 20?
Not as good as "The Shining", hella better than "The Visit".
Todd Solondz is probably my favorite comedy director working today. I find his movies so wildly hilarious, demented and surprisingly soulful and, with "Wiener-Dog", he delivers a giant "fuck you" to all his haters and rebounds from the disappointment of his previous film, "Dark Horse".
This at least feels like classic Solondz even though he is basically loosely remaking Robert Bresson's immortal classic film "Au Hasard Balthazar" for the self-obsessed, dog-loving (Donkeys? We don't need no stinking donkeys!), pop-culture literate…
Production designed like a motherforker and gorgeously, eerily filmed, Ryan Gosling's much ballyhooed directorial debut "Lost River" is a masterpiece and one of the great cinematic discoveries of 2015 so far (though, to be fair, I've known of the movie for years, since it was first announced as "How to Catch a Monster").
Christina Hendricks from "Mad Men" plays a single mom who gets a job at a seedy club that is kind of like a circus of violence for…