Sadness is addictive. There is no denying that. Just look at the throes of Facebook status, misery porn movies, and home magazines such as Take a Break that prove that we love slather ourselves with sorrow. We adore it. Which is why Pity looks so good. Directed by Babis Makridis and written by Efthimis Filippou (who also co-wrote The Lobster,) the movie revolves around a man … Continue reading Pity – Brand New Trailer!
We all float down here… It’s been a long time since Tim Curry graced our screens with his disturbing and disturbed Pennywise the dancing clown in a two part version of Stephen King’s It. In 1990, he was a pretty scary evil clown, but what passed for fear in the 90’s is camp now. The property was ripe for a remake, but it could so … Continue reading It – Review
Darkest Hour, a drama about the change in Prime Minister in Britain in May 1940 as Europe falls to advancing Nazi troops, is a triumphant return to filmmaking by British director Joe Wright. It has flaws (and I’ll get to those) but those are more than outweighed by its virtues: excellent performances, a gripping narrative and a screenplay awash with contemporary references. Beaten to the … Continue reading Darkest Hour – Review
As mentioned by a character within a party scene, hollowing the atmosphere of joy and bringing an honest perspective to those around him, life and art is relatively futile. We go around believing we can change the world with our works when millennia down the line, it will all be dust. In the grand scheme of things, you have to question why we commit our … Continue reading A Ghost Story – Review
With the current trend of horror movies relying on violence and gore, an old-fashioned Gothic tale always feels welcome. Going back to an interesting narrative with subtle techniques to cause panic in its audience. The Little Stranger is a film that looked to have all the makings of a fresh attempt at the genre. Sadly, despite an impressive cast led by Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth … Continue reading The Little Stranger- Review