Weekly Round-Up: October 18-24, 2015

Witches of Eastwick

My ambition when I started this blog in college was to write essays about every movie, good or bad, that I see – but given the sheer volume of films I regularly plow through, plus the tough spot of forcing myself to write about movies I may simply not care enough about, I quickly realized this was an impossible dream.

A more manageable alternative is to write quick, high-level takes on my movie views. The ones that strike greater thought and introspection will certainly warrant a lengthier blog post (sooner or later), but this way I can stay engaged with the community on a more regular basis.

It’s almost Halloween so of course the horror/thriller movies are ramping up and will carry over into next week — but from this past week, I watched (in addition to a disc of Dark Shadows, which I’m slowly but steadily working through):

  • The Witches of Eastwick (1987) – Fun, darkly outrageous (but still classy) comedy. Strong acting across the board. RECOMMENDED.
  • What We Do in the Shadows (2014) – Very clever mockumentary about contemporary vampires and werewolves. RECOMMENDED.
  • The Wicker Man (1973) – Genuinely chilling horror mystery/thriller that builds up to a terrifying climax and doesn’t let go. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

What did you see last week?

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