Review: Underwater

“When you’re underwater for months at a time, you lose all sense of day and night.” Kristen Stewart laments in voice-over as the film opens up; a hint at the potentially Lovecraftian elements to follow. Lovecraftian horror, (a subgenre of fictional horror which *checks notes* places an emphasis of cosmic horror of the unknown or unknowable–with big, giant creatures!), certainly puts the vampires and werewolves  Stewart faced in “Twilight” to shame.

Admittedly, the thought of Stewart going face-to-face with an enormous aquatic monster–while ruminating on loneliness, the unknowable, the concept of nature getting revenge on man–is ripe for potential. However, all this potential is completely wasted. Continue reading Review: Underwater

Best Actress of the Decade, Entry No. 18: Charlize Theron

To celebrate the last decade 2010-2019, we are counting down the best actresses and discussing some of their most notable and memorable performances of the decade. With the help of Film Twitter, the ITOL team has selected 30 actresses. Special guest writer Susanne Gottlieb examines Charlize Theron’s career over the last decade, focusing on her role in “Mad Max: Fury Road”. Continue reading Best Actress of the Decade, Entry No. 18: Charlize Theron