When the pandemic first started raging across the globe last year, it was natural to appreciate the movies that allowed us to travel the world from the relative safety of our own homes; now that this crap been making life miserable for a full 18 months, it’s become even more natural to appreciate the movies that make us never want to go anywhere ever again. Enter: Netflix
’s tense and prescient “Beckett
,” which — despite being shot during the summer before Covid — follows the recent likes of M. Night Shyamalan
” and HBO’s “The White Lotus
” with another welcome reminder that vacation is actually a total nightmare that will kill you a lot faster than sitting on your couch.
In a certain light, “Beckett” might even be the most nightmarish of the lot, as this paranoid thriller from Luca Guadagnino
protégé and frequent second unit director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino