When Simon Dubé’s car crashes unexpectedly, the region of Irenée les Neiges in Quebec is understandably devastated but this is just the beginning of the emotional study contained within Ghost Town Anthology.
From Aurora’s captivating and humorous opening scene where its eponymous female protagonist is witnessed unsuccessfully hiding in a lift to escape from a one-night stand, it is obvious that this film differs to the traditional boy meets girl tale!
A fairytale about Hollywood would be the most apt summary about Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and I could probably leave it just there for this film review. But that would exclude describing the stylish cinematography …
A question posed to me on the Friday night before watching Animals, after I mentioned that the premise of the film is about female relationships, was as to whom the title refers in that instance. Were the animals, in this film, a reference to humans instead or to the foxes that appear in a few scenes?
Whether this was a conscious decision or a successful co-incidence but having the release of the 4K restoration of the timeless classic Don’t Look Now on the same release date as Ari Aster’s Midsommar was cinema magic at its best! Watching the two films back to back, the inevitable comparisons could be drawn easily and even from the similarity of the weather based opening scenes of the two films, the influence of Don’t Look Now on Midsommar, as a predecessor, is obvious.