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The Curse of La Llorona — My take on the movie with spoilers!

When someone hurts you, breaks your heart and your trust, sometimes, unknowingly, you utter a curse upon them. You want them to feel the same anguish as you did, to have their hearts broken the way yours did. At time you are so overwhelmed with feelings of revenge, you don't consider anyone in your path. Even people you care about. La Llorona is a popular Mexican urban legend that was featured in various shows, movies and plays over the years. It is about a beautiful woman who lives in a village. One day, a handsome man rides through her village, sets his eyes on her and falls in love. She reciprocates his feelings and they marry and have two sons. Everything is going fine, until one day, she finds her husband in the arms of another woman. Consumed with anguish and jealousy, she drowns her two sons, thinking it was the ultimate revenge to take away those his husband cherished. It was when she found them floating in the river that realization set in. In her rage, she had killed tho…

Us— My take on the movie with spoilers!

A couple of years ago, a huge scientific breakthrough had made headlines: cloning.
Some time later, it was deemed illegal to clone humans, but that didn't deter scifi fans to make several movies on the topic.
Over the years, only a few movies did justice to the topic. The Island, is one such example.
After that, there was a dearth of good movies on cloning, which was perhaps a good thing. I've never been a huge fan of scifi movies anyway.
Ten minutes into the movie Us, and I grew skeptical. The minute they showed rabbits in cages, I understood it was a movie about clones.
However, by the end of it, I was highly impressed. The movie had all the twists and turns and surprises of a well made thriller.
Yes, it is from the director of Get Out, another remarkable movie.
I was so impressed that I am ready to watch anything that the director's name will be attached to. I know now that a director can make or break a movie. Story, acting aside, direction is the most important part o…