A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a... See full summary »
In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.
Young British boys and girls travel to an isolated cabin after being promised a night of heavy partying. Instead of the fun they hoped for, they meet a killer out to reap vengeance on them for the death of his brother.
In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret; they plan to use her in a satanic ritual.
A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He's unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated. Written by
The french poem that Flamingo quotes is Charles Baudelaire's "Spleen" (Number LXXVIII) from his poem collection "Les fleurs du mal" ("The flowers of Evil"). It is interesting to note that Baudelaire translated the works of Edgar Allan Poe - who plays a major role in this film - into French and contributed to him becoming a respected poet in Europe and eventually in the United States. See more »
Yes, visually it's astonishing, every single frame of this movie is SO gorgeous that it's a visual feast, all of it. And so is the music, perfectly adapted to every moment, to the point that it mixes with regular noises and yet contributes to every single mood throughout the whole movie.
The fantasy in every scene, especially the dream sequences, the mixture of black and white and color photography, could make a photographer's dream presentation portfolio, it could put a photographer on the map and he will be called from "Elle", from "Vogue" and from all those glossy magazines where pictures can glamorize a carrot if they want to.
I pictured "The Devil Wears Prada" as a companion movie to this one, not because of the subject matter, but because of the incredible amount of sophistication when taking care of every single detail within every single frame of picture.
Since I'm almost 100 percent visual, I don't care too much about the story line with this kind of movies, usually totally unbelievable and silly, worse yet, since I do not believe in devils, phantoms, spirits, etc. I couldn't care less about this particular angle of the story, I just enjoyed the visuals and they are sublime.
All the other critics complained about confusion and loose ends within the story but I wonder... maybe the idea was exactly what we saw, a string of gorgeous scenes, magnificently played and a thin storyline to glue everything together: A delicate soufflé for the eyes. Exquisitely cooked by a master.
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