Lush sensationalism and Dickensian social justice collide in 1880s London, and if there isn’t quite enough of either, it’s still a slice of satisfying gothic horror.
It’s all very grubby… which is brilliant.
The cast is amazing and the film has a certain grim visual beauty. But ultimately there is little here but ugly senselessness.
Its humor is a little more uncomfortable than that of the other Cornetto flicks, and it’s more far satirical, in a far more cynical way, than I ever would have anticipated.
Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright together again for the first time.
Would really really like for you to feel the grand, sweeping, larger-than-life mythos, and borrows willy-nilly from Peter Jackson and Guillermo Del Toro to try to do so.
I’m very excited about this. Tomorrow I’ve got an afternoon-long screening-room marathon of the three films of the Red Riding Trilogy, based on the novels by David Peace [Amazon U.S.] [Amazon U.K.] (who also wrote the book The Damned United is based on) about the notorious Yorkshire Ripper crime spree that terrorized that English city … more…
The London schoolteacher Poppy is the most annoying movie character ever, some are saying. Wait till the awards season really ramps up and some major critic group names Sally Hawkins the best actress of 2008.