This is utterly and completely sumptuous. Each one of these actresses are nothing short of delicious in their roles, with the stand out, of course being Olivia Colman. Every whim, every flicker of pain, hope, lust and doubt are readable on her face. The dance scene alone should have earned her any nominations she receives. I knew the women were going to bring the house down in all their thorny sapphic glory but I was pleasantly surprised by Nicholas Hoult who somehow managed to gleefully steal his scenes.
The Haunting of Hill House is the single best haunted house story I've ever watched. It proves that character development is crucial to elevating something from cheap paranormal jump scare factory, to something harrowing and lasting. The feeling of dread grows louder the more you know and grow to love the characters. The more you understand them, the more scared for them you become. There's a jumpscare that scared the shit out of me, but it wasn't cheap! It came…
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THIS WAS REALLY BAD. Buckle up, friends, and I'll tell you why.
1.TERRIBLE representation of immigrants. The Immigrant lead, Kwame, does everything that people are scared of. He fights, he lies, he steals, he takes advantage of those who try and help him. He tells his wife back home he is working but it is clear throughout the movie he is lying. We only ever see him send money back home after he steals it from the Salvation Army. And…