A lot of it is pretty goofy with its shlocky special effects and acting, but there are a few genuinely haunting segments in this anthology - like the one starring Leslie Nielsen of all people. The finale is also pretty great.
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First and foremost, Into the Spider-Verse is visually incredible but beyond that I wasn’t really taken in. As the first theatrical Miles Morales feature, it’s pretty good. He gets the spotlight and has a pretty compelling story arc of growth, but despite all that I was never really emotionally invested at any point.
It’s not the best Spider-Man movie but it’s a pretty good one.
VVell. The VVitch is overhyped. Definitely some unsettling imagery, but it's not scary. Complaints I've seen claim the movie is too slovv, but for me it vvas vvay too fast. Almost immediately vve're exposed to horrific imagery and proof of a vvitch, vvhich removes vvhat could have been some really tense Salem paranoia (something that plays a surprisingly small role all-in-all).
As the film progresses, atmospheric tension builds up and is almost immediately disregarded vvith spooky cliches vvith an Olde…
Roma is a masterpiece. It’s a spectacle surrounding a few very small but incredible and very real stories. Like a Shrekian onion, there are so many layers here. At the center of which is Cleo, a maid working for a wealthy doctor and his family who world is turned upside down when she learns she’s pregnant. Through her we also witness the family she works for face their own life altering difficulties and the sociopolitical environment of the world around her. Visually there are many layers as well - a story of its own happening in the background of almost every wide shot.