Only my second viewing, and while I still find Sam and Suzy (and most of the characters, frankly) too precocious for their own good, something about the movie adheres so well for me that I really do love it. Hadn't noticed before the storm/Noah's Ark connection, and still not positive I have it parsed. Also worth noting that I think the first (only?) time someone smiles is Suzy looking at Sam through the chimney, precisely at the one hour mark. That's our Wes.
Finally got around to seeing this one. The horror element was fun, and the claustrophobia was genuinely felt, but what I found most compelling was the film's surprisingly progressive representation of gender. The principal cast is made up entirely of women, which seems bold enough (for a film that doesn't take place in a sorority house), but the movie doesn't go out of its way to draw attention to this. These are just people whose friendship is based on their…
A terrifying look at the possibility of a Donald Trump presidency.
OK but really, this is a terrific little movie. I've been reading a lot of King lately, semi-chronologically, but I actually skipped this novel and jumped to IT this month. Which is a shame because my favorite thing about this film is how it attempts to detail just how this gift/curse affects Johnny Smith's (Walken) life. It's the kind of thing King does very well -- digging…