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Director: Andrew Haigh
Writer: Andrew Haigh
Cast: Tom Cullen & Chris New
"Straight people like us as long as we conform and we behave by their little rules. Imagine your friends if you suddenly started getting all... political about being a fag, or you got suddenly, like, camp and swishy or talked about rimming all the time."
Andrew Haigh's Weekend is explicit, not just in its frank and honest portrayal of gay sex but also in its exploration…
Director: Alain Guiraudie
Writer: Alain Guiraudie
Cast: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou & Patrick d'Assumçao
"One of your own is killed, and that doesn't bother you?"
Self-destruction. The impulse to seek out danger, to surrender to your deepest, darkest desires, no matter the cost to yourself. The want - the need - to immerse yourself in the thrill of the hunt regardless of the consequences, to shatter taboos, to give in to the taste and the touch of danger,…
The narrative beats are a little predictable and trite at times but there's no denying the film's emotional heft. Scanlan's brave, sensitive performance elevates the material, and the moment of intense catharsis in the final act is well earned. I would've liked to have seen Scanlan's character struggling with her faith a little more, particularly given the discoveries she makes throughout the film, but overall this is powerful and accomplished filmmaking with a rich and engaging story.
It takes fewer risks than its predecessor and isn't quite as emotionally loaded but Krasinski demonstrates real skill as a director here. There is much to enjoy, and had it not been initially scheduled for release in 2020 I'd have wondered just how influenced by 'The Last of Us Part II' he was - though that's not a complaint. It avoids some obvious pitfalls and is effectively crafted, though there are a few too many dips in the tension. Nonetheless,…
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…