Bluebeard taps into some pretty primal fears, and these elements are presented in a highly literal way. There’s no room for the metaphoric, the emotional or symbolic. “Ex Machina” created a mood where issues of identity, womanhood, personhood, could be explored, all the things present in the original story. “Elizabeth Harvest” instead explains its own plot. This is a tough slog at 105 minutes.
August 10, 2018