March 26, 2010

Revolutionary Road (Sam Mendes, 2008)

In Revolutionary Road, DiCaprio and Winslet are well cast as the young couple on opposite journeys and Michael Shannon shines as their neighbour.
March 26, 2010

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Tom Tykwer, 2006)

WHAT IT IS: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born destitute, has the most gifted olfactory sense ever bestowed on a human being. He yearns to learn how to distill all smells, including a woman’s. HOW IT IS: Twyker’s Perfume is strange but mesmerizing, like a song you can’t forget. It slowly creeps in, half serial killer movie, half meditation on life, talent and […]
March 26, 2010

Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (Scott Glosserman, 2006)

Behind the Mask supposes that the horror stories that haunt Elm Street or Crystal Lake are elaborate hoaxes which elevate their authors to legendary status.
April 20, 2010

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait Of Diane Arbus (Steven Shainberg, 2006)

Fur, from director Steven Shainberg, is a deeper exploration of sexually non-normative behaviour and longing for companionship.
March 29, 2010

Little Children (Todd Field, 2006)

Although true at times, Little Children never compels as the story suffers from the same shortcoming as In the Bedroom: it is merely an actors’ showcase.