Rating: PG-13 Stars: Sophie Thatcher, Chris Messina, Vivien Lyra Blair, Madison Hu, David Dastmalchian, Marin Ireland, LisaGay Hamilton, Maddie Nichols, Leeann Ross Writers: Scott Beck & Bryan Woods and Mark Heyman, screen story by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods, based on the short story by Stephen King Director: Rob Savage Distributor: 20th Century Studios Release Date: June 2, 2023 Stephen King’s short story “The Boogeyman” manages to start out sad and disturbing, and then scare the daylight out of you. Because of the specifics of the short story, a major studio release based on it was very likely to take […]Read On »
Dancing can be dangerous, and not just physically. The canon of ballet narratives is full of tales of people (mostly women) who dance themselves to death. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s seminal 1948 THE RED SHOES famously turned a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale into a fable set in the world of ballet. Now director Darren Aronofsky uses the classic SWAN LAKE as the backdrop and catalyst for the potential implosion of his heroine.