Review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile

Director: Joe Berlinger Stars: Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario You go through dating apps (don't judge me), and a surprising number of people will list "watching serial killer documentaries" among their hobbies. We're fascinated. We can't help ourselves and we're very open about it. What motivates these murderers? What creates or changes them? Where … Continue reading Review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile

Review: The House That Jack Built

Director: Lars Von Trier Stars: Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, Riley Keough Having been labelled a misogynist so many times for his films of intense female suffering, the idea of Lars Von Trier making a serial killer movie about a man who preys on women ought to be shocking. But it's not. That the film in question … Continue reading Review: The House That Jack Built

Review: Hounds Of Love

Director: Ben Young Stars: Emma Booth, Stephen Curry, Ashleigh Cummings The world outside is subdued. It's half-asleep. Practically comatose. Director Ben Young shows us this with scattered use of stylish, aesthetically pleasing ultra-slow motion. Girls play netball in suspended animation or suburban sprinkler systems erupt droplets that might never land. That's how it seems to … Continue reading Review: Hounds Of Love

Review: The Voices

***Contains potential spoilers*** The Voices is a movie starring Ryan Reynolds where his cat and dog talk to him. Yeah, the red flags are waving already, right? In the long, regrettable history of anthropomorphised animals, no one success story particularly lingers in the mind, artistically speaking (man, Babe sure raked in the money though, didn't it?).  Yet … Continue reading Review: The Voices

Reservations: Tony (2009)

Year: 2009 Director: Gerard Johnson Stars: Peter Ferdinando (Tony Benson), Neil Maskell (Mike Hemmings). Genre: Thriller / Drama Nominated by: Bonnie Gilbert This, then, is the first in a potentially recurring series of essays on films suggested by other people. Whether this works out or not, I don't know, but for now here's a piece … Continue reading Reservations: Tony (2009)