Director: Ben Wheatley
Year Released: 2020
A meek lady (Lily James) goes from working as the personal assistant to an old biddy (Ann Dowd) to marrying the wealthy but tormented Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer) - who's still devastated over the passing of his wife Rebecca - and having to deal with the abuse of his head housekeeper Mrs. Danvers (Kristen Scott Thomas). Remaking any film that showed some degree of success is a gamble, but trying to one up the Master - whose 1940 version won the Oscar for Best Picture - is downright foolish: this is devoid of any suspense, and Wheatley has all the subtlety of a tank driven through a window factory. I noticed some people blasting Hammer's version of De Winter, but I found nothing wrong with his performance: no, he's not Laurence Olivier (who is?), but he has the Heathcliff-esque moody brooding down pat (it's exactly what you'd expect from someone thinking about eating human appendages).