November 26, 2015
HIGHLIGHTS: The Good Dinosaur, Creed, Victor Frankenstein, The Danish Girl and Crimson Peak
Lots of fun pieces this week! First up reviews:
The Good Dinosaur: "I wasn’t prepared for Pixar to put out a movie that had me yelping with fear and gaping in horror. I was not prepared for the depressing drama of The Good Dinosaur."
Creed: "flat-out phenomenal. Beautifully shot, brilliantly acted, smartly written and suavely directed, it’s a gorgeous film about adversity, triumph, family and the dignity that can be found in defeat. It’s exactly the kind of big, bold movie we crave in awards season, and it’s finally here to knock you out."
Victor Frankenstein: "For better or worse, Victor Frankenstein follows in the footsteps of movies like Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. In retelling a story so known to modern audiences, it amps up the camp, the craziness and the color to create something so strange it’s a miracle a studio produced it at all."
On the interview front, I covered the press conference for Victor Frankenstein, and got some ghoulish details on the already infamous "pus in the mouth scene."
For Indiewire, I dug into trans representation, casting controversies, the aims at advocacy and the Male Gaze of The Danish Girl with director Tom Hooper, and star Eddie Redmayne.
And for a bit of fragrant fun, I reviewed Crimson Peak-inspired perfumes.