Here is a thriller that effectively weaponises anxieties over social awkwardness turning a drawing room drama into a sustained note of escalating tension like 100 minutes of a nail scrapped down a blackboard. It is not a pleasant experience but also not easily forgotten. Continue reading
My review of Peter Strickland’s intoxicating new concoction The Duke of Burgundy has gone up on the Verite Film Magazine website, here’s the link. Playing at the London Film Festival and one of the strangest and sexiest films of the year.
The first of my LFF reviews has gone up on the Verite film magazine blog. The disappointing Guantanamo Bay drama Camp X-Ray. Kristen Stewart is good in it though.
Out now on UK DVD and Blu Ray from the great Soda Pictures is Jim Jarmusch’s fantastic existential drone-rock vampire romance comedy Only Lovers Left Alive. Here is a link to my review of the film from last year’s London Film Festival for Verite.