In the Dream House by Carmen Maria MachadoA startling, moving, and innovative memoir from the National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.
For years Carmen Maria Machado has struggled to articulate her experiences in an abusive same-sex relationship. In this extraordinarily candid and radically inventive memoir, Machado tackles a dark and difficult subject with wit, inventiveness and an inquiring spirit, as she uses a series of narrative tropes—including classic horror themes—to create an entirely unique piece of work which is destined to become an instant classic.
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A psychological thriller with a very guessable twist. What isn't quite so guessable is that the twist is placed near the middle of the movie rather than the end, and the film should be played out more like a detective story. Director Jim Sheridan and screenwriter David Loucka serve up a pretty broad, two-dimensional drama: Daniel Craig plays Will, a high-flying New York publisher who is quitting the rat-race to live as a writer in the suburbs in a lovely little fixer-upper house with his beautiful wife Libby Rachel Weisz and their two daughters. But he is unsettled by the domestic scene played out next door. Ann Naomi Watts is being menaced by her ex-husband Jack Marton Csokas , and Will's own picturesque new home has a terrible secret no one wanted to tell them before they bought it. It's a film which is really an undemanding rental or a download for audiences who don't care that they've basically seen it many times before. Topics Film.
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Warning: spoilers Do not read further if you do not want important plot points spoiled. His first night there, he sees a bunch of teenagers in his basement and chases them out. He soon learns the house was the site of a triple murder. Learning that the father of the family, Peter Ward, had survived, he tries to learn more about Peter. He initially thinks Peter had come back to stalk him and his family, but a visit to the Greenhaven Psychiatric Hospital reveals that he is Peter Ward. He is initially in denial, but seeing his "co-workers" as patients in the hospital brings him crashing to reality.
Sign in. Stars on the purple carpet at the Emmys decide which TV show characters would make great superheroes or supervillains , and more. Watch now. A young couple grieving the recent death of their daughter move to the countryside where they are haunted by their tragedy and a sinister darkness. The Thomas family goes out to their cabin in the woods to celebrate Christimas together with their daughter and her boyfriend, but their first Christmas together may be their last. A group of longtime friends converge on a fatal course with destiny when they cross paths with Alexander Tatum, a mercenary surgeon. He is a hunter with the keen skill of one who has also
Upon release, Dream House was panned by critics. The film was released by Warner Bros. Will Atenton Daniel Craig , a successful editor for a New York City publishing house , quits his job to focus on writing a book while spending more time with his wife Libby Rachel Weisz and their young daughters, Trish and Dee Dee. The family is initially happy to live in their upstate "dream house" near the forest. Soon, however, they start to grew uneasy due to a series of unsettling events, including their daughters seeing a strange man lurking outside and teenagers gathering in the basement. It all seems to tie to a crime committed in the house five years earlier, when a man named Peter Ward apparently murdered his wife and two kids, was committed to a mental hospital from which he has been recently released due to lack of evidence. Will tries to enlist the help of the local police but they appear strangely unwilling to assist.