Set and production design were gorgeous and that was too be expected with Guillermo Del Toro but what's unfortunate is that we get a very non-scary story with no surprises or interesting characters. Tom Hiddelston plays the same character he always does and Mia Wasikowska plays the same old damsel stuck in a period piece she always does too. The only person worth watching and seeing the movie for is Jessica Chastain who eats up the screen as the unhinged…
Alexander Payne is the master of good, quirky family drama without dialing up the quirk. This movie wasn't the masterpiece I was hoping for but I am a definite sucker for Father-Son drama, black & white cinematography, and movies about small towns. All the acting is superb especially Bruce Dern and June Squibb who are never affectionate but feel so real as an old couple. Actually the whole family feels extremely real and that's what I loved most about. Even Will…
Woo! First review on here!
I'm not sure if the rating is too generous or too harsh but it's definitely better than I expected it to be. Don't let the trailers/marketing fool you either. While this film has the elements of a horror flick it is far more slow burn drama/thriller than horror and don't let the R rating fool you either because besides a few F Bombs it could have easily been PG-13.
I've been a longtime fan of…