End of August is around the corner; and since this is the last Thursday in August, Thursday Movie Picks hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves returns with All in the Family Edition. As for this month, the specific theme is Stepfamilies.
Although I had it in mind from the beginning, please rest assured, Cinderella is not on my list. Yet, I promise there will be no happy movies picked. Beware, there will be spoilers; read on your own risk.
So, here’s my picks.
01. Pan’s Labyrinth (2009)
Guillermo del Toro’s award-showered fairy tale is one of Sinekdoks’ most favorite movies of all time. The main protagonist, Ofelia along with her mother lived with her step-father, a fascist leader on a guerrilla. Living with a step-father with position isn’t actually things that made her happy; if it did, she wouldn’t find the labyrinth.
02. A Tale of Two Sisters (2002)
Sometimes, a step-mother is a menace in movies or stories. Cinderella is an example. Yet, A Tale of Two Sisters is a redefinition of that premise.
03. Dead Silence (2006)
Well, it’s not the main plot device in Dead Silence, but knowing your step-mother is a way to get away from being a puppet or being in a macabre family portrait.
So, that’s my picks. Hit the comment button, please.