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: 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: 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