Resurrection 10/10

Horror worth mentioning!

Do you ever have the problem I have with some movies? You start them and something doesn’t feel right so you turn your nose up and stop watching only later to keep thinking about it and what was going to happen next? That’s what happened to me with this film “Resurrection” starring Rebecca Hall who has done some top notch stuff. The thing that sticks out most in my mind is her film “with Joel Edgerton and another “Christine” where she portrays a very disturbed news anchor. She specializes in disturbed characters in a way. She’s a good actor all around but it’s those disturbed characters that she really seems to fit, for me anyway. No offense to her, I think I could play disturbed quite well myself. This film is a study in control, the way it flows to and fro from one to another in a relationship. This particular relationship is opaquely insane. It’s hard to tell who’s crazier and mor importantly, who was insane first. 

Tim Roth plays her earlier love interest. He controlled her. I’ll leave it at that. You’ll have to see it to see what I mean. It’s almost impossible to explain anyway, but as you know I avoid spoilers here. The film starts out 22 years after she left him and she is set up in the big city with her college aged daughter who is really worried about her mom. It’s a study in control, the way I see it. It can be seen as a metaphor of how we control others and they us. The power play goes back and forth through the latter half of the movie when her ex shows up and starts messing with her mind … again. The details of the plot are sheer madness. You can look up spoilers if you want but I recommend you don’t. 

Have faith in this horror film. If you like horror and odd horror open to interpretation, you’ll love this. It smacked of “Birdman” with Michael Keaton a few times as the camera slowly focused on Rebecca Hall’s eyes: hollow. What is happening here? You can tell us all in the comments. I was blown away by this movie. It’s so good I went back to it after the first quarter has sort of turned me off. This also has one of the best penultimate acts I have ever seen … period. See it! It’s on Shudder and Hulu. What a fucking ride.

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