This week, we begin with Seymour:
This week, we begin in 1968:
Last year, Benedict Cumberbatch portrayed computer inventor Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. Turing was found dead from cyanide poisoning in 1954 with a half-eaten apple by his bedside. Could this have been behind the iconic image of the Apple computer company Steve Jobs started all those years ago?
We never seem to get sick of haunted house movies and ghost stories, do we? And why should we ever tire of a reliable subsection of horror? This is the quintessential genre that takes its time, slowly and subtly building dread in evocative worlds, then populating them with rich, unforgettable characters.
It’s easy to assume that the best way to judge a horror film is to determine how scary it is, but that’s easier said than done. While it’s possible to nail down core attributes and figure out what doesn’t work or is easy to brush off, everyone experiences fear differently, and everyone is scared by different things.
This week, we begin in Northern England:
A family get-together starts out strange and quickly enters nightmare territory in TheVisit, a horror-thriller that turns soiled adult diapers into a motif. Told from a camera-equipped kids’-eye-view, M. Night Shyamalan’s latest is well cast and strong on setting. But the dull thudding that resounds isn’t part of its effective aural design; it’s the ungainly landing of nearly every shock and joke.
This week, we begin on the road:
This week, we begin in front of the TV:
MANILA, Philippines — The Filipino-American co-director of the box-office hit Inside Out says it’s a dream come true for him to be sharing with Filipinos the animated film he helped create.