When the “Saltburn” (2023) teaser trailer released in late August, people got interested. The stunning cinematography, intriguing lines and exciting casting choices (i.e. Rosamund Pike and Jacob Elordi in the same film) were ingredients for potentially one of the best movies of the year. However, what could’ve been richly entertaining is instead a vapid montage of strange creative decisions.
On Sept. 20th, the 12th season of “American Horror Story” (2011–) premiered on FX, streaming on Hulu the next day. The new season, titled “Delicate,” marks a shift in the anthology, introducing new cast members Kim Kardashian and Cara Delevigne for the latest installment. “Delicate” is based on Danielle Valentine’s novel “Delicate Condition” (2023), and explores the anxiety of pregnancy through the paranoia of its lead character and the uncertainty of what is growing within her. With this season, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, co-creators and executive producers, are strongly leaning into a new style of AHS while retaining the camp humor classic to the show.
In a world distant from a glamorous life on tour, Priscilla Presley waits in the softly lit rooms of Graceland. For many years, Priscilla was a shadow of her adored husband. The world’s eyes were on him and her life was a mystery. In Sofia Coppola’s “Priscilla” (2023), her bittersweet life story is finally told through a quietly alluring film.