Friday, December 19, 2008

La Terza Madre

I continue to have less and less interest in Dario Argento's films, and newer Giallo films, in general, but once in a while I try... It is clear to me now that Argento's style, in particular, really never successfully made the transition out of the 1980s. His earlier work has such a great look and feel for the time but it just seems so dated and cheesy now. "Mother of Tears," like everything else that I have seen past "Opera" (1987), did not satisfy, at all. And why does his daughter have to be in it? As an adult woman who has kids of her own, even the idea of some weird incestual nepotism on her father's part holds no interest. Thumbs down.