Difficult art doesn’t exist to be accepted and loved. It exists to exist.
SHEITAN (Kim Chapiron, 2006) is a French take on the classic American hillbilly horror film, seasoned with themes and tropes from the New French Extremity.
Aronofsky has created a film that posits the female as The Other – the source of all inspiration and frustration.
In the end, mother! clings to convention in a story that’s couched in a guise of aesthetic edginess.
Billed as a sci-fi/horror film, Life (2017, dir. Daniel Espinosa) is more accurately a semi-lame thriller based on the familiar sci-fi trope of contamination by an alien species.
Felt is a captivating journey that forces the viewer to consider the perspective of a challenging character.
I give this movie the highest praise by saying I hope they make a sequel. Hell, I really hope they make a prequel AND an origin story. And I usually hate origin stories.
The strong negative reaction to Walter Hill’s most recent directorial effort has more to do with disappointed expectations than controversial material.
With A Cure for Wellness, Verbinski goes all out in an epic-length exploration of madness and the macabre.