Movie Diary 4/16/2019

The Curse of La Llorona (Michael Chaves, 2019). Mexican folk horror invades the multiplex, in this James Wan-produced haunted-house picture. Linda Cardellini plays it with more conviction than the movie otherwise deserves. The movie’s so uncomplicatedly straightforward it practically contains no air. (full review 4/18)

Sunset (László Nemes, 2018). From the director of Son of Saul, a movie I liked quite a bit. Oddly, considering the change in subject (from an extermination camp to an early-20th-century costume drama), the two films use a similar right-at-the-protagonist’s-shoulders technique, the use of which is frankly rather puzzling here. (full review 4/19)


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