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: Get Out

Director: Jordan Peele Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, LilRel Howery A little over two years ago I read a very interesting article on the greatly missed beacon of film analysis The Dissolve about the sparseness of diversity in the horror genre. Matt Barone's piece, which still exists here, articulated an issue I had long felt true … Continue reading Review: Get Out

Why I Love… #72: The Conversation

Year: 1974 Director: Francis Ford Coppola Stars: Gene Hackman (Harry Caul), John Cazale (Stan), Allen Garfield (Bernie Moran), Frederic Forrest (Mark), Cindy Williams (Ann), Harrison Ford (Martin Stett). Genre: Drama / Thriller At the time of writing Dan Gilroy's slick Nightcrawler has just hit the cinemas, a new yet decidedly retro-feeling thriller that satirises shock-hungry 24 … Continue reading Why I Love… #72: The Conversation

Review: Martha Marcy May Marlene

***originally written 17 February 2012*** Martha sneaks out of the commune at dawn, crosses the road and heads into the woods. One of the boys follows her, so she hides. He finds her later in the town, sat in a diner and tries to coax her back to the house, but she resists. Reluctantly, she … Continue reading Review: Martha Marcy May Marlene