Unsane…hums along with an aggressively engaging energy that hooked me from the start.
Mike Flanagan’s BEFORE I WAKE has the feel of a modern fairytale along with horror and an undercurrent of sadness.
Difficult art doesn’t exist to be accepted and loved. It exists to exist.
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.
When contrasted against last year’s similarly-themed (but far more original) Pet, Berlin Syndrome seems especially disappointing.
In this second part of a two-part article, I focus on the film(s) that I introduced at the end of the first part: Michael Haneke’s FUNNY GAMES (1997 / 2007).
Felt is a captivating journey that forces the viewer to consider the perspective of a challenging character.
In a way, the addicts of Toad Road are not unlike the religious types who seek redemption and release via unquestioning faith in an omniscient, all-powerful creator.
The Blackcoat’s Daughter completes an unholy trinity of horror classics that are as viscerally punishing as they are challenging in their boundary-pushing intelligence.