May 2022

Power: No Exit (2022)

May 16, 2022 // 0 Comments

B-pictures have taken on a new life in the wake of the pandemic, partly because they so often depend on claustrophobically sequestered spaces. To some extent, the digital [...]

Marquand: Jagged Edge (1985)

May 8, 2022 // 0 Comments

Jagged Edge is something of a test case for the erotic thriller, marking Joe Eszterhas’ first foray into the genre, along with Glenn Close’s first top-billed role, two [...]

Larrain: Spencer (2021)

May 7, 2022 // 0 Comments

Pablo Larrain’s latest biographical study is easily his best – a return to the heady days of his earlier career. Kristen Stewart plays Diana Spencer, but this is a very [...]

Fuqua: The Guilty (2021)

May 4, 2022 // 0 Comments

Filmed over eleven days in November 2020, The Guilty starts off as one of the best films made under (and about) lockdown, even if it eventually turns into a more generic [...]

Eggers: The Northman (2022)

May 1, 2022 // 0 Comments

With The Northman, Robert Eggers completes a trilogy of films about the white frontier – frontier narratives reimagined as thresholds of extreme whiteness in the present. [...]