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I love how the Loomis couple and the Cutlers are in two different movies the whole time. We open with a broody noir style internal monologue, followed by the ultimate femme fatale shot. Marylin Monroe smoking a cigarette under silks sheets, just unapologetically oozing raw sexuality. Then we meet the Cutlers. The corniest, midwestern hick couple in noir history. In retrospect, casting Monroe as sinister is tough to swallow…
This is the movie Donnie darko couldn't be. There are similar premises at play. Both movies use time travel as a sort of ghost story. Both films map a cosmic mystery to teenage angst. Both films even involve a deadly object falling out of the sky as a focal point in diverging timelines.
Yet the tones of these movies couldn't be further from each other. Darko opts of obfuscation of it's mystery, begging the audience to draw their own conclusions…
Some dreams seem safe in the moment but upon waking reflection feel like nightmares. This may not be the best allegory for viewing Picnic At Hanging Rock but it's the best I can conjure. This movie is chilling in the oddest ways. To be clear, I love this movie. I looooove this movie.
Weir takes us through a hypnotic account of an unsolved mystery from the turn of the 20th century in Australia. Chronicling the disappearance of several young women…