The second I saw that was Anya, I was sold. She’s just the top. I’m also a fan of films about cults, and so this was absolutely the first thing to see as soon as it became available.
The best horror/drama films retain a connection to reality, feasibility. I don’t usually go in for that hocus pocus nonsense, #unimpressed. But, if they can keep it plausibly possible then I’ll keep watching.
As I said, I would watch Anya all day, even when the love interest she arrives with is the most annoying prick ever, and you just want a good old horror-film end to him as soon as possible. I suspected it would be a slow-burn, and it was. Half the film before things ramp up, but there is quite a bit of setup and characterization, and I did appreciate that.
An eccentric restaurant for the over-privileged is a great idea for a cult. Add in a touch of class struggle, Norman Bates’ mother, and a bunch of liars, and it does succeed in what it set out to do. No spoilers.
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The Menu has arrived on HBO