From the Vault: Here is my review of Kaboom, originally posted on Fabulous Apple. Sex! Blood! Sex! Drugs! Sex! Witch! Sex! Vomit! Sex! Cult! Sex! Apocalypse! KABOOM! End credits. Or so goes the plot of Gregg Araki’s latest film, Kaboom — only with less subtlety. Araki is the filmmaker behind 2005’s hauntingly beautiful, moody Mysterious […]Read More Bang & Whimper: Gregg Araki’s ‘Kaboom’
(Films discussed in this post: Melancholia, Another Earth.) Believe it or not, Melancholia is the second 2011 drama about a young, hot woman preoccupied with a fictional planet. And no. Neither of them is Pluto.Read More ‘Melancholia’ Is Depressing. Surprise!
(Films discussed in this post: Heartbeats, Good Neighbours, and Cold Weather.) French New Wave. Italian Neo-Realism. British Kitchen Sink. Hollywood. Bollywood. Japanese horror. Hong Kong action-thrillers. Nearly every region of the world has a type of cinema its “Known For.” Some have several. But not Canada! Unless you count Score: A Hockey Musical. Because a […]Read More Canucks Run Amok: ‘Good Neighbours’ And ‘Heartbeats’
From the Vault: Here is my review of Hanna, originally posted on my dear friend Austin’s Fabulous Apple blog. Now on DVD, and sure to rank very highly in my year-end list. Have at it: One word to describe the new film Hanna? This movie is gonzo.Read More ‘Hanna’ Barbaric
(Films discussed in this post: Meek’s Cutoff, Girl Interrupted, A Little Help.) Here’s some advice if you’re ever going to date me: Let me choose the movie. I have fantastic taste. Some would even say flawless, but I’m far too modest to make that claim myself. Plus, I usually keep the other person in mind […]Read More ‘Girl, Interrupted’: Not An Aphrodisiac