Kourtney's Review of Mama
I must say I was impressed by this movie. The story was nothing new: the age-old tale of the ghost mother who was deprived of parenting and thus wreaks havoc on the living and fortunate. However, the camera-work and lighting consistently provided an eerie, chilling effect throughout the picture. Jessica Chastain gave a strong performance as she always does. The ending might not have been completely justified in my opinion, but it was if nothing else an intriguing way to wrap things up. As far as horror goes, which fails so often in today's film industry; this movie did its job and then some. It was daunting, whimsical, and visually on point.