Excerpt: In adapting Stephen King’s “The Shining” sequel, writer/director Mike Flanagan has pulled off the rarity of creating a film which bests its source material. Far better than either chapter of “It,” “Doctor Sleep” isn’t perfect…
Excerpt: I was absolutely floored by Doctor Sleep. It’s a masterfully crafted film that takes an audacious approach in following up The Shining, and takes you on a ride that engages you from beginning to end.
Excerpt: A wonderfully unexpected sort of horror movie, beautiful and delicate, but unsettling, too, with an authentic plausibility to the dichotomy between the invented uncanny and the human response to it.
Excerpt: With forceful dramatic inertia and a thoughtful depiction of trauma and addiction, ‘Doctor Sleep’ is not your average horror movie. But what less can you expect from Mike Flanagan? That it’s a long and slow journey may turn certain viewers off, but those looking for a horror movie with soul have come to the right place.