Fool of a Took.
Logging movies since January 1st, 2020.
Doors that should not have been opened. Staircases that disappear from one night to the next. Windows that once let you look out into the open suddenly reveal rooms that were not there before. Architectural horror has always fascinated me, especially when it is combined with moral and psychological decay like it was in the first story. As a result, I wouldn't have minded if the first part had taken up the entire running time of this surreal anthology.
Since the teaser came out a year and a half ago, I was so hyped for this movie that I was already starting to worry that it could only disappoint me because my expectations were growing so high.
It didn't disappoint me in the slightest. If - like me before going to the cinema - you expect a mixture of A Ghost Story and The VVitch that fits perfectly into that wonderful niche between arthouse thinkpiece and Hollywood blockbuster usually…
I adored this movie when I was 12 years old. It was one of the first R-rated movies I was allowed to watch, and I used to secretly show some of the battle scenes to my younger brother.
Although I dislike some plot points today (like the unnecessary hinted-at love story), I am still in love with its way of storytelling and its visual splendor. The calm scenes are almost meditative and gorgeous to look at, the action is Braveheart-level…