This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
OH MAI GAWD JASON STATHAM KILLED POST MALLONE!!!!!!!!iiii!!!!
Again, solid acting, an interesting premise, and some creepy atmospherics unfortunately get derailed by an ending that favors unnecessary clarity over ambiguity which would benefit the film’s recurring theme of skepticism. I won’t spoil anything, but if they cut the final few minutes out, then this could’ve been something special. Instead, it’s just above average.
“Welcome to Chapterhouse.”
This movie sucks. Should I just end it here?
I watched this a few months back, and I was going to write a review, but it felt pointless to do so for such a lackluster film. However, since then I changed my mind for multitude of reasons;
1. The urge all of a sudden came out of nowhere to write this.
2. Ralphthemoviemaker’s recent review of the film gave me motivation and reminded why I didn’t like…
Just finished watching what may be the best tv show of the year. Frank’s writing/direction is tight and intelligent, Taylor-Joy delivers an incredible performance as a chess prodigy coming of age, and the supporting cast is great too. In particular I liked Bill Camp as Beth’s quiet, Mr. Miyagi-type teacher, and Marielle Heller (who proves that she works well on the both sides of the camera) as her hard-drinking yet supportive adopted mother.
It’s funny, I think I want to play more chess after watching this. ♟