average enjoyer of kidman-huppert film spectrum
In the Shadow of Women 2015
Somewhat like a gender-swapped Loulou. Pleasant, but just not vicious enough.
Next of Kin 1984
There’s a curious immigration narrative bubbling under this film about identity and family. This idea of “belonging” to a country that does not necessarily make it easy for you to thrive (even though Deryan eventually does). Peter is immediately welcomed into the family, while Azah is chastised over “differences of values”.
Family is family of course, but what does it actually mean to be part of anything?
The Piano Teacher 2001
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It’s obvious the movie wants to alienate the audience from Erika, it wants them to gape in awe at her self mutilation, her perversion, her callousness. When she reveals her letter, and her true intentions, it seems as if the movie is begging the audience for their surface level disgust. At this point, I wasn’t sure what we were supposed to do with Erika, because it didn’t really seem like the movie wanted us to sympathize with her. However, as…
Cesar and Rosalie 1972
something very gay about becoming so obsessed with your girlfriend's ex-lover that you start inviting him to your vacations