Review: Possessor

Director: Brandon Cronenberg Stars: Angela Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Tuppence Middleton Living and working in the shadow of David Cronenberg might well be a particularly daunting thing, but son Brandon is gamely stepping up to the task and if the world wasn't won over by his suitably vile debut Antiviral back in 2012, it certainly seems more … Continue reading Review: Possessor

Why I Love… #98: Cure

Year: 1997 Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Masato Hagiwara, Tsuyoshi Ujiki  Few films of late have gotten under my skin like Cure. I watched it thanks to the recent Eureka! edition released here in the UK under their Masters of Cinema imprint. Bought-to-see. And it hung around me for the longest time, playing on my mind, … Continue reading Why I Love… #98: Cure

Review: Ghost In The Shell (2017)

Director:  Rupert Sanders Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano Do you ever find yourself stiff-necked only to realise with horror and contempt for yourself that it's because you've been craning to read your smartphone for too long? The Ghost In The Shell live action remake takes this mild stunting of our natural evolution and expands … Continue reading Review: Ghost In The Shell (2017)

Why I Love… #81: 3 Women

Year: 1977 Director: Robert Altman Stars: Sissy Spacek (Pinky Rose), Shelley Duvall (Millie Lammoreux), Janice Rule (Willie Hart), Robert Fortier (Edgar Hart) Genre: Drama It's no great surprise that I watch a lot of films. Often more than one in a sitting. I just have that kind of facility to back-to-back movies sometimes. Yet very … Continue reading Why I Love… #81: 3 Women