Review: The Invisible Man

Director: Leigh Whannell Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid Abuse and abusers come in many forms but the root objective, insidiously, seems most often to be control. Control of another person. It's one of the more despicable traits to have defined humanity for centuries. Leigh Whannell's bold reinterpretation of The Invisible Man shines a … Continue reading Review: The Invisible Man

Review: Her Smell

Director: Alex Ross Perry Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Gayle Rankin, Agyness Deyn Brady Corbet's self-serious essay on stardom Vox Lux culminates with Natalie Portman's Celeste powering out her greatest hits, letting all of the carnage of her personal life fall away in a dance of pop purity. Now imagine that instead of cutting to credits, a … Continue reading Review: Her Smell

Celebrity Rising: The Stars of the 2010s

Do not worry about that title. The Lost Highway Hotel isn't about to descend into vacuous red carpet glamour. But as the end of the decade starts appearing on the horizon (and with 100 film recommendations already live for your exploration) it felt like a neat time to celebrate the incredible acting talents that have … Continue reading Celebrity Rising: The Stars of the 2010s

Review: The Square

Director: Ruben Östlund Stars: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Terry Notary You can't remove any part of a square and have it remain a square; it becomes something other, something open and unresolved. Similarly, one suspects that removing whole parts of Ruben Östlund's Palme D'or winning film The Square would inherently change it irrevocably. It would not be what it … Continue reading Review: The Square

Review: Queen Of Earth

With its lakeside setting in upstate New York and its depiction of post traumatic psychological fallout, Alex Ross Perry's Queen Of Earth feels like a kindred spirit to Sean Durkin's similarly themed and structured 2011 feature Martha Marcy May Marlene, only more queasily strung-out. Where Durkin had Elizabeth Olsen's chilly, unreadable face as his trump card, Perry … Continue reading Review: Queen Of Earth

Review: High-Rise

Spying on his mother from the vantage of the twenty-sixth floor balcony, a young boy named Toby (Louis Suc) is spotted by Dr. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) from the balcony below. Laing asks what Toby can see through the kaleidoscope he has in his hands. Toby replies, "the future". This seemingly insignificant moment may be the central … Continue reading Review: High-Rise