Review: Joker

Director: Todd Phillips Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Frances Conroy, Zazie Beetz We've all been had. Depending on where you look, Todd Phillips' Joker is either a new renaissance in cinema and high water mark for comic book movies, or the most dangerous tosh to get carted out all year, ready to recklessly incite violence in the maladjusted … Continue reading Review: Joker

Review: The Nun (1966)

Director: Jacques Rivette Stars: Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Francine Bergé Pity the poor, hasty or unobservant fool who snaps up a copy of Jacques Rivette's The Nun - newly restored and available on bluray from Studio Canal - believing it to be the recent travesty of popular horror unleashed on cinemas. You can picture the bewilderment … Continue reading Review: The Nun (1966)

Review: I, Tonya

Director: Craig Gillespie Stars: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney When Craig Gillespie's Lars And The Real Girl landed in the late noughties it secured a safe place among the better twee American indie dramedies that typified the decade. In the subsequent years Gillespie's name has fallen somewhat out of interest, predominantly thanks to a series … Continue reading Review: I, Tonya

Review: The Green Inferno

The Green Inferno was another name by which Antonio Climati's 1988 film Cannibal Holocaust II was known. Not only that, but it was also the title of the film-within-a-film in Ruggero Deodato's original Cannibal Holocaust from 1980; a less than subtle nod from Eli Roth to the horror subgenre he here plays homage to.  Roth's Inferno is date stamped … Continue reading Review: The Green Inferno

Review: The Interview

News cycles spin faster than people sometimes realise. There's always something new to get swept up in, be it genuine world events provoking serious debate and worry or the kind of tabloid fluff that obscures so much of the important stuff. Usually, especially where the internet's concerned, it's the latter. The fervor over The Interview at … Continue reading Review: The Interview

Review: Nymphomaniac Vol. I & II

When it was announced soon after the release of Melancholia that Lars Von Trier's next film would be entitled Nymphomaniac, I probably let out an audible sigh. A weary sigh. Now, let me explain myself a little bit. I'm a fan of Von Trier's work - that which I've seen - and was automatically going to be present … Continue reading Review: Nymphomaniac Vol. I & II