What a fascinating hodgepodge of Elmore Leonard, Thomas Pynchon, PT Anderson, Michael Cimino, Paul Schrader, Quentin Tarantino, Tracy Letts, and Robert Altman. Somewhere in here, there is absolutely a working movie, but it really seems like the pacing and editing don’t necessarily make it easy to find.
"It's all out in the open now. No need to pretend."
- Lucille Sharpe
(Yes, all the dialog in this movie is that bad.)
The trailers may make Crimson Peak look like a 21st century haunted house horror film, but make no mistakes -- this movie falls firmly in the category of family melodrama, with a plot formula straight from the books of the Italian greats. Unfortunately, Crimson Peak is... not so great.
The story centers around Edith Cushing, a…