May 2023

Taylor: Fatale (2020)

May 27, 2023 // 0 Comments

The erotic thriller received a second life in the 2010s, when the proliferation of streaming services partially recreated the enormous straight-to-video mileu that sustained [...]

Hooper: The Funhouse (1981)

May 23, 2023 // 0 Comments

In many ways, The Funhouse feels like a quintessential 1981 film – a perfect evocation of the cusp of the 80s as it played out in Hollywood cinema. Movies at this time were [...]

Johnstone: M3GAN (2023)

May 11, 2023 // 0 Comments

More and more, we live in such a seamless continuum between real and virtual life – a desert of the real – that it’s almost impossible to create an uncanny valley in [...]

Kasdan: French Kiss (1995)

May 4, 2023 // 0 Comments

French Kiss is one of the stranger films in both Meg Ryan and Lawrence Kasdan’s oeuvres. On the face of it, this is a breezy romcom, in which American Kate, played by Ryan, [...]

Shyamalan: The Village (2004)

May 3, 2023 // 0 Comments

The Village was released at the very apex of M. Night Shyamalan’s career, and as a result it’s one of his most gorgeously atmospheric and lyrical films. Set in what [...]