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with the themes and the inside voices, gerald's game definitely has that exploitative feel to it. it got me wanting to stop the movie, but in the way that some hard-to-watch horror films do. since i haven't read the book i can't really say much about the accuracy in the portrayal of the characters, but i thought both main actors did a pretty good job with their performances. the whole atmosphere really reminded me of hush (2016), another one of…
"yes, you are right, madame; the sky is blue, the sun is shining, and yet you forget that everywhere there is evil under the sun."
evil under the sun shares a very similar murder scheme to the film that precedes it on ustinov's hercules poirot trilogy, death on the nile (1978), but has a completely different plot, a very different setting, a slower pace and, in my opinion, a better motivation for the crime committed.
this sits in the middle…
great, another addition to my "lesbians can't have anything good and can only experience suffering in movies" list.
in all seriousness, i liked it. some shots were really beautiful, and even though the melodrama felt a little too intense and way too long, i just can't hate it. the desperation and harshness that piper perabo's character paulie shows in her scenes are the best part about her performance. also, piper perabo as a crazed fencer/falconer is chef's kiss.
i still disliked the ending, but oh well, at least it passes the bechdel test.