William's Oldroyd has crafted an unexpectedly sexy joyride through the barren world of Otessa Moshfegh's 2015 thriller. While some might see his nods to Hitchcock as vestiges of thriller's past, Oldroyd's intelligent pacing and Moshfegh's abject humour bring a stylish and optimistic flair to the genre.
Every performance in this film, from Eileen's drunkard father to the hideously tragic Mrs. Polk, is utterly captivating. Anne Hathaway is unsurprisingly incredible as Rebecca - allowing only nanoseconds of a glimpse beyond the…
There needs to be a 50+ year grace period between when someone tragically dies, and when you can create fan fiction about their life. Spencer is an Aronofsky-esque take on a particularly tumultuous time in Princess Diana's short life. And while the score, cinematography, and supporting actors all deserve praise, they could not save this movie. I came away from this thinking: what a self-congratulatory, pretentious piece of filmmaking. I don't often throw the word "pretentious" around when it comes…
CW: Sexual Assault
There's something about media which makes a point about being overtly feminist that compels us Gen Z/young Millennials to do an instant eyeroll. Feeling that these sentiments are pandering. Outdated even. A "post-Me Too fatigue" that elicits instant cynicism. I did this eyeroll when I first glanced at the posters for Women Talking.
Then I watched the film, and that compulsion was extinguished almost immediately. Women Talking tells the story of a colony of Mennonite women, from…