What is more terrifying? A haunted house or all the violent aberrations human beings are capable of? These questions, the same that established the entire Ju-On franchise – and the same that are generally ignored by American adapters in Hollywood – are the core and driving force behind Ju-On: Origins , the new Netflix series.
With just 6 short episodes of less than 30 minutes each, Ju-On: Origins further expands the vision of what the hell is really going on in the mysterious and enigmatic Saeki House, just before Kayako, Toshio and Takeo get to live there.
Now if you got confused after watching the less-than-three-hours series, sit down and chill, because without further ado, we will explain Ju-On: Origins in detail.
Netflix accomplished what no actor union, anti-capitalist spokespersons, and the whole anti-American global agenda could accomplish in 75 years of boring rallies and raucous choruses: stripping the US the label of only major audiovisual powerhouse in the globe. And curiously, although the efforts of the streaming giant have gone to every corner of the planet, it is Europe the one assuming the runner-up title, turning Spanish productions (Money Heist, Elite), German (Dark), Italian (The Trial) and even Swedes (Bonus Family). Now from the same continent, it’s Belgium’s turn to demonstrate why Europe is about to become the new epicenter of audiovisual production around the world.
What would you do if you knew that the day could literally kill you? Would you try to find a refuge underground? What if you can’t find it? What would you do if night is the only place you could be safe? Well, the above are the questions that producer Jason George (Narcos, The Protector) wanted to put on the table with Into the Night , the first original Netflix series from Belgium, which with just six episodes is already giving us something to talk about in the middle of the Covid-19 crisis , to the point that some – myself included, of course – are calling it “The New Lost “.
Now, if after watching the six excellent episodes of this series, you still have doubts and questions about this series, do not worry, because right now and without further ado we start the Analysis and Explanation of Into the Night.
Released in Spain days before the ending of 2019 and now internationally distributed by Netflix in the midst of the quarantine of the Coronavirus pandemic, The Silence of the Marsh (Original Title: El Silencio del Pantano) is a film that has divided the critics: from those who rate it as a real piece of art by director Marc Vigil (The Ministry of Time ), to those who label it as a silly and simplistic film, passing through the intermediate points that rescue the performance of Pedro Alonso ( Berlin, Money Heist ) but destroy the handling of the narrative.
Indeed, the film includes brilliant performances, starting with Pedro Alonso’s, also highlighting Nacho Fresneda’s (Chema), in a frankly terrifying role, somewhat reminiscent of Javier Bardem’s work in No Country for Old Men , and the less scary, but much heavier role of Carmina Barrios (Purification “La Puri”). However, although the narrative is perhaps too ambitious for what the script really is, it is indisputable that we are dealing with a good quality product.
Now, if after seeing the film, you got lost between what is real and what is not real, between what happened and what did not happen and between knowing if the protagonist of the film is DOA, I suggest you to keep reading, because right below and without further ado, we will analyze and explain … The Silence of the Marsh.
Directed by Jeff Baena and starring Alison Brie (How to be single), Horse Girl is one of the weirdest movies I have seen not only this year, but even since I started to write this blog, and even more, since I started watching movies.
The end of Horse Girl is so weird, that it literally seems we need some extra scene, to finally decide what the hell was happening to the main character. But if like everyone who saw the movie, you ended up very confused at the end, do not worry, because now and without further ado, we’ll analyze and explain Horse Girl in depth .
Starring Sophia Lillis ( It ) and Alice Krige ( The Sorcerer’s Apprentice ), and directed by Oz Perkins ( I am the pretty thing that lives in this house), Gretel & Hansel, despite the name switching in the title, does not attempt to claim the Fairy Tale by the Grimm Brothers under the light of feminism, but rather pretends to reinterpret the story from a darker point of view, which curiously takes some borrowed things from Robert Eggers’s 2015 horror film, The Witch , with quite interesting results.
Now, if after seeing the ending of the movie you still have doubts and questions about it, do not worry, because now and without further ado, we will explain Gretel & Hansel (2020) in depth.