Critiquing Tar is difficult because the film is very intentional even about the things that may rub an audience the wrong way. It is overlong, but it is deliberately designed in such a way as to acclimate the audience to its spectral presence just beyond the frame. It’s overwritten in some instances, but this is also intentional to derive some justification for the perceived brilliance of the character at its center.
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The House With A Clock In Its Walls (2018) Movie Review By John Walsh
I’ve seen ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ described as a mildly diverting Halloween appetiser that serviceably channels early Harry Potter and whilst I’d wholeheartedly agree with that summary, I’d go one step further and add some early Tim Burton into the mix too. Eli Roth isn’t a man known for tackling the family, fantasy genre, he’s made his name doing horror, so it’s perhaps not a surprise then that some of that seeps it’s way into this film.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Movie Review By John Walsh
In the midst of the Infinity War hysteria and it’s insane run at the box office, a film I’ve now seen three times incidentally, I thought I’d go back and watch the film that interconnects seamlessly into the latter’s tone setting introduction.