Movie Diary 3/7/2023

M3gan (Gerard Johnstone, 2023). I guess that’s how you have to spell the title. An A.I. companion-doll causes havoc, as expected, and if there’s nothing especially new in this one, at least the execution is smart. There are a handful of set-ups that prove somebody had an idea of how to provoke a scare through purely visual means, and the movie certainly re-affirms that an inanimate object can be supremely creepy depending on how it is perched on a bench.