Tag Archives: Dakota Johnson

Bad Times at the El Royale

ALL ROADS LEAD HERE. In 1969, a motley group of people gather in an otherwise empty hotel straddling the California-Nevada border; they all have different agendas. The director’s first film since The Cabin in the Woods (2012) seems above all inspired by Tarantino. Drew Goddard grabs our attention instantly, and for a long while we … Continue reading Bad Times at the El Royale

Suspiria

LISTEN FOR THE WHISPERS.  In 1977, American ballet dancer Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) arrives in Berlin to study at a famous dance academy, but it harbors dark secrets… A truly imaginative way to remake a film, Dario Argento’s Suspiria (1977). Gone are the giallo ingredients, replaced with ludicrous references to 1970s far-left terrorism and the … Continue reading Suspiria

Fifty Shades Freed

DON’T MISS THE CLIMAX.  After finally marrying, Ana and Christian (Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan) begin their new life together, but there is a constant threat against them in the shape of Ana’s former boss (Eric Johnson). The third and concluding chapter in this uneventful franchise has nothing interesting to say and no drama worth committing … Continue reading Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Shades Darker

SLIP INTO SOMETHING A SHADE DARKER.  Some time after breaking up with Christian (Jamie Dornan), Ana (Dakota Johnson) agrees to renegotiate their relationship… but a mysterious woman (Kim Basinger) from Christian’s past shows up. The sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) was helmed by an old pro at steamy thrillers, but it’s hard to … Continue reading Fifty Shades Darker