Independent film critic. Progressive po' boy. Moviegoing romantic. Member of SEFCA. Rotten Tomatoes approved.
Chilling. It's a chiller. It chills.
And challenges. I changed my rating a few times before settling on this one, and for me, that can be a good sign of a great film.
Where THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT hesitated, THE INNOCENTS just does, either a bit or a lot unnaturally. Instinctually perhaps, but unnatural when compared to the daring of other films. In playing to staring contests, this movie never blinks. Not once.
Utterly deplorable. Horrid melodrama with a time and setting used only for dramatic exploitation. Nothing new is revealed or anything found within us, just people weeping, bickering, coughing and yelling like Nolan's Batman. When you use green screen, cgi smoke and desaturated lighting to indicate fiery conditions, you're telling me how cheap and uncreative you are. Rushed through to ... make a buck? To capitalize on ... that sweet 9/11 nostalgia we all share? Why was this movie made? It…