In 2008 two films came out, big important films by established visionaries given a lot of money to tackle popular, established licences. Both were positioned to take the reins, be cinema’s shining light, dictate the course of filmmaking for the next ten years. One of them did.
It took me a while to get the measure of A Cure for Wellness, until it struck me, this film has the Crimson Peak problem. It’s been advertised as a horror film, and sure, there’s some scary moments in there, but it’s not striving for horror. In the same way that Crimson Peak was actually… Continue reading A Cure for Wellness: Crimson Peak for boys