Review: Promising Young Woman

Director: Emerald Fennell Stars: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Jennifer Coolidge Part of the established contract of rape-revenge cinema is the catharsis offered when the attackers are confronted and justice is meted out. Having endured the ordeal of her experiences, having suffered with her, we're to be sated by this reprisal, by her violence. In the … Continue reading Review: Promising Young Woman

The Best Films Of The Decade

I posted a list like this, broken out into 5 parts, earlier this year, then took it down again. I was triggered by a couple of other publications that dared to make their lists so early. This is an updated version. Long, but snugly housed all in the one post. It just requires a lot … Continue reading The Best Films Of The Decade

Review: Eighth Grade

Director: Bo Burnham Stars: Elsie Fisher, Emily Robinson, Josh Hamilton "What're you doing here, honey?" Danny DeVito's Dr Hornicker asks sagely to young Cecilia Lisbon in Sofia Coppola's sun-dappled adaptation of The Virgin Suicides, "You're not even old enough to know how bad life gets." To which the world-weary teen retorts, "Obviously, doctor, you've never … Continue reading Review: Eighth Grade