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. [...]

Lupino: Outrage (1950)

April 23, 2022 // 0 Comments

Directed and co-written by Ida Lupino, Outrage was only the second post-Code Hollywood film to deal with rape (after Johnny Belinda), although the word is never spoken [...]

Lyne: Deep Water (2022)

April 3, 2022 // 0 Comments

Apart from Paul Verhoeven, no director was more associated with the erotic thriller than Adrian Lyne. He pioneered the genre with Fatal Attraction, released Indecent Proposal [...]

Soderbergh: Kimi (2022)

March 31, 2022 // 0 Comments

Steven Soderbergh is one of the few directors working today who still makes films that are acutely spatially oriented, even if they are ultimately about the devolution of [...]