My second Tourneur after "Cat People" and it's another wonderfully atmospheric little gem through its beautiful use of shadows and black and white shots. Short yet very rich in its themes and symbolism, it works perfectly as reinterpretation of Jane Eyre while also being its own thing.
And another well made King adaptation!
While it's (of course) not devoid of cliches as are most horror films based on King, this take on the what I like to call "Your own demons are the REAL demons ™ " sub-genre, works well enough thanks to its nicely tense atmosphere and John Cusak's performance.
It does have a video game structure in terms of plot, including cameos from nerdy fan favorite British actors (NO SHERLOCK AND MORIARTY REUNION THOUGH and they cast Tommen Baratheon instead of Jon Snow to play the brother longing to reunite with Robb Stark, OBVIOUSLY Mendes doesn't know how to do fan service right smh :p) and Newman's score is a bit too on the nose.
BUT as an immersive experience it works perfectly and it deserves all the praise…
I was already aware of Poe Dameron and Ben Solo's one hit wonder with Justin Timberlake (who's standing in for BB8 of course) before watching this but I didn't know how AMAZING Carrey Mulligan as a rightfully VERY bitter yet MOSTLY understanding ex was !
Melancholic and even a little bleak but never completely devoid of hope, "Inside Llewyn Davis" is a compelling character study about a struggling Folk singer in 60's America, thanks to Oscar Isaac's devoted performance, (who…