Elle left me chilly. Not in that usual thrilling Verhoeven way, but in a completely indifferent “cold” state upon conclusion. The tease of this subversive “relationship” offered so many perverse investigations into the psyche of the battered woman, I didn’t feel we spent enough time there. The subplots detract and distract from the main thoroughfare and I never got the exploration I craved. It’s an interesting film, made so by the brave central Huppert performance. But I wanted more from…
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33 Horror Movies. 33 Reviews. Hooptober Challenges.
View my 2016 Cinema Shame/Hoop-Tober Watch Pile Shame-a-thon Statement here.
Nature of Shame:
Never seen THE FLY (1986). CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! Jeff Goldblum. Cronenberg. Oozy goo. THE FLY!
Hoop-tober Challenge Checklist:
Decade - 1980's
Original and Remake
The Advance Word: OMFG LIKE THE BEST F'ING MOVIE EVER. I'm substituting hyperbole for an honest appraisal of my expectations here. I do so because I scanned the @Letterboxd reviews and that's pretty much what…