Crimson Peak Isn’t Scary and That’s Okay

"It starts holding onto things... keeping them alive when they shouldn't be." I'm not really sure what director Guillermo del Toro was thinking by adding ghosts as wavering antagonists in Crimson Peak, but while del Toro's recent work focuses more on style and less on substance, I'm surprisingly okay with that. The problem with Crimson Peak falls… Continue reading Crimson Peak Isn’t Scary and That’s Okay

“Mama” feels like a cheap Del Toro knock-off

The latest offering from Spanish filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro follows two feral little girls, abandoned in the woods with none but the mysterious "Mama" to watch over them for five years. When they are finally recovered by their uncle and his reluctant girlfriend, the two sisters bring Mama back with them. By any measure, this… Continue reading “Mama” feels like a cheap Del Toro knock-off