Primarily interested in horror, queerness, British social realism, and European New Wave, though I'll watch almost anything.
🎬 Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
📝 Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
It's fun! Michelle Yeoh makes for a delightful protagonist, and the Daniels exude a real sense of mischief as their film hurtles through infinite universes, but it becomes a little bogged down in repetitive - albeit excellently choreographed - action sequences at times, and the core emotional thrust of the narrative is a little shallow. Nonetheless, it's an infectiously enjoyable film in which everyone gets their moment to…
🎬 Sam Raimi
📝 Michael Waldron
There are some classic Sam Raimi flourishes here that are genuinely interesting and well realised, including a gnarly enucleation of an eyeball, a short, slasher-esque chase through a tunnel, and a sequence involving a corpse and some demonic souls that is evocative of The Evil Dead, but for the most part this is typical, ugly, CGI-laden slop in which poorly-written characters throw flashes of colourful light at each other for the best…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This film is tough. This film is really, really tough. Ignore for a moment that it deals with child abuse, teenage prostitution, rape and the empty futility of a life wasted, and consider the core message itself: that trauma is unavoidable, that one day we’re all going to suffer some sort of tragedy and that, no matter how we attempt to deal with that tragedy, it will always be there, shaping our lives and dragging us back into the…
Directed by - Alfonso Cuarón
Written by - Alfonso Cuarón and Carlos Cuarón
Starring - Maribel Verdú, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Juan Carlos Remolina, Silverio Palacios, Andrés Almeida, Ana López Mercado and María Aura
Narrated by - Daniel Giménez Cacho
Sex; it’s sticky, it’s embarrassing and – even in these enlightened days of liberalism and pornography at the click of a button – it’s treated like some sort of shameful taboo by a large chunk of society. There are…