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

Review: Anomalisa

At the surreal apex of 1999's┬áBeing John Malkovich, Charlie Kaufman presented us a restaurant populated entirely with Malkoviches. It's the absurd comedic highlight of the film. Now imagine the kernel of that idea expanded across the world. What if everyone had one face? And instead of being hilarious, it's desperately sad. A world in which … Continue reading Review: Anomalisa

Why I Love… #63: Repulsion

Year: 1965 Director: Roman Polanski Stars: Catherine Deneuve (Carol), Ian Hendry (Michael), John Fraser (Colin), Yvonne Furneaux (Helen), Patrick Wymark (Landlord) Genre: Thriller / Horror With its initial credits drifting over the surface of Catherine Deneuve's wide unblinking eye, Roman Polanski's┬áRepulsion proclaims its intention as a horror film exploring an interior world, the world behind … Continue reading Why I Love… #63: Repulsion