As I’ve expanded my film watching habits, I have frequently taken chances and moved outside of the kind of film that I might have expected to like (more on this when I put up my best of 2009 post!). Sometimes, the results were disastrous. Other times, I was nonplussed but looked into the director and found good things. But occasionally, I have been pleasantly surprised. I have gone into films expecting the worst and come out not only impressed me but also changed me. This is a list of those films.
I went to see Jaume Collet-Serra’s Orphan over the weekend and found it to be a huge amount of fun. Firstly, because it has a script that is properly character-based and secondly, because it reminds me enormously of an old favourite : Curtis Hanson’s The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992).
THE ZONE has my review.