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: You Were Never Really Here

Director: Lynne Ramsay Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov "Whatever happened to the strong silent type?" Tony Soprano would bemoan defensively throughout The Sopranos, most often using Gary Cooper as an example to eschew the need for his own therapy. The truth is, Tony, that this particular trope never really went anywhere, and remains … Continue reading Review: You Were Never Really Here

Review: We Need To Talk About Kevin

***originally written 25 October 2011*** I need to talk about Kevin. Directed by Lynne Ramsay and based on a best-selling book by Lionel Shriver, We Need To Talk About Kevin is a striking and problematic film that treads a tightrope walk between the sinister and the outright unbelievable. It wins out just, just, on the … Continue reading Review: We Need To Talk About Kevin