There are some good moments here, but in general, this film doesn't measure up to any of the previous efforts of Hardy or the Conjuring films. It feels like a placeholder, when it is clear the crowds that are going to swarm to this film expected a tentpole.
This should be on everyone's list of top films, even in this banner year for movies. IT is a triumph of skill and understanding what it is to move human beings.
Annabelle: Creation - 2017 Director David F. Sandberg Screenplay Gary Dauberman Starring Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto, LuLu Wilson The strength of The Conjuring universe is that the threads are as consistent and strong as anything we've seen with an extensive history. When one considers that this universe does not have an … Continue reading Annabelle: Creation (***1/2) Altered Formula
Annabelle - 2014 Director John R. Leonetti Starring Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Tony Amendola, Alfre Woodard, Kerry O'Malley, Brian Howe, Eric Ladin, Ivar Brogger, Tree O'Toole, Kiera Daniels, Morganna May, Michelle Romano, Christopher Shaw Screenplay Gary Dauberman There is a consistency about the horror films of James Wan, from the Saw franchise through Insidious and The … Continue reading Annabelle (***): Solid, but nothing you haven’t seen before