Twixt – Virginias Geheimnis (2011)

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Twixt – Virginias Geheimnis: Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. With Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, Ben Chaplin. A struggling horror writer visiting a small town on a book tour gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V.

“I went into this movie with little expectation, seeing as Iu0026#39;ve never followed Francis Ford Coppolau0026#39;s work. Perhaps thatu0026#39;s the only reason why I found it mildly entertaining. From reading other reviews, itu0026#39;s clear that this work doesnu0026#39;t even take a step toward what Coppola is capable of. But what baffles me is that a film this bad was made by a director that obviously has proved their artistic vision plenty in the past. But I digress. At 40 minutes into the film, I had a feeling that things werenu0026#39;t going to get any better. The storyline felt cliché, the acting was sub par, and the dream sequences were so strange and misplaced (yet somehow boring at the same time), that I was having trouble paying attention to it. But I kept watching because u0026#39;hey, you never knowu0026#39;. Well, now that Iu0026#39;ve watched this train wreck to its end, I can tell you with confidence that if you arenu0026#39;t watching this simply for indulgence of one of the supporting actorsu0026#39; performances, you will be greatly disappointed. Though I suppose you could argue that the dream sequences have some substance to them, the whole film feels not only unfinished, but without a true message, which is why getting to the end feels like such a strain.”


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