Freelance film critic
Founder and editor Animus
"[...] Following a simple plot progression, Deep Water amuses not so much with the shocking twists and turns of the classic erotic thriller (though there are plenty of those, too), but rather with titillating suspense about just how deep this supposed impunity goes, on both sides of the marriage. Is Melinda really sleeping with these beautiful young men? The question could be considered irrelevant since there is enough evidence to call these at least “emotional affairs.” In any case, it…
Soporific, monotonous, embarrassing. Similar in some ways to Nolan’s films but with *all* edges smoothed out. Never daring to go in any particular direction or just make a decision, it ends up being a big, murky, vague nothing. No personality. No impact. It also has one of the worst shot and edited car chases I've seen in a long time.
Having no experience at all with horror/gore cinema and even less so with horror franchises, I started watching The Texas Chain Saw Massacre without any idea of what to expect at all, except maybe that I'd feel a strong desire to turn it off during the gore scenes. This did happen during the first murder sequence, where the cruelty and suddenness of the killings profoundly disgusted me. The matter-of-fact-ness of the scene however also filled me with a deep sense…