The Woman in Black

Article by James
As mentioned previously, there sure are a number of interesting films screening across 2012, and The Woman in Black is just one. Opening in the US early Feb, the sophomore effort of Director James Watkins is a wonderfully moody-looking Gothic Horror starring of all people, Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe in the lead. Not as the woman in black that is…

The movie is about a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who “travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals”. Also starring the incredibly under-rated Ciaran Hinds, – best known to me as Gaius Julius Caesar in the wonderful 2005-2007 TV epic Rome – also known for various cinematic work including Sam Mendes’s moving 2002 Road to Perdition (the only film I can stand Hanks in), and 2008’s charming but ultimately flawed, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Check out the trailer on youtube for TWIB. Radcliffe ACTUALLY looks believable, and the movie looks super fun. Even a little touch of Tim Burton.

Just a short note too: this is the first flick for Radcliffe since the wrap of the hugely successful Potter franchise and I noticed his next film release in 2013 is a little film called Kill Your Darlings. He plays Allen Ginsberg… Hmmmmm. Inspired casting, or yet another case of WTF? And what’s with all the Beat Generation flicks that have come out in the last few years and are still coming?

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