Primarily interested in horror, queerness, British social realism, and European New Wave, though I'll watch almost anything.
🎬 Ann Turner
📝 Ann Turner
Boasting a beguiling strangeness, Ann Turner's Celia is a peculiar and often unwieldy dark fairytale about bullying and children's fears of monsters, whether real or imagined. Drawing parallels between infantile fears of things that go bump in the night and anti-Communist hysteria in 1950s suburban Australia, Turner explores the consequences of the cruelties inflicted on children by adults and each other, bookending her story with human tragedies that crack the boundaries between…
🎬 Christian Nilsson
📝 Christian Nilsson
Like a surprisingly large number of people on here, I appear to have watched the "wrong" film but oh well, we move...
Nilsson's Dashcam, which shares a release year, genre, cinematic style and even a runtime with Rob Savage's film of the same name, is a conspiratorial thriller that plonks itself down on just the right side of ridiculous. Like its namesake, it takes cues from films like Unfriended and Searching, though…
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…