Tagged Michiel Huisman

The Haunting of Hill House (Flanagan, 2018)

This is certainly not your mother’s Hill House. Mike Flanagan has taken Shirley Jackson’s novel and re-imagined it as a family saga—something I was apprehensive about, because family sagas are so common nowadays. I’m rather partial to Jackson’s setup, with a group of strangers trying to tolerate each other while being driven out of their minds because of…

Indian Horse (Campanelli, 2017)

Stories like the one told in Indian Horse demand greater representation. The colonial injustices against the Indigenous peoples of Canada, like the abuse they suffered in residential schools for over a century, are a national shame that we must reckon with. The reconciliation process will take years of commitment and empathetic bridge-building, and the entertainment industry can…