Scandinavian Fargo falls short of inspiration.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: If recent trends in crime fiction have taught us anything, it’s that, contrary to its benign, rather staid reputation, Scandinavia is in fact a cesspool of brutal and amoral criminality. (It seems the sole prerequisite,...
Nymphomaniac: Volume I
Truth of soldier's trauma needs no embellishment.
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: The life story of Eric Lomax, a British prisoner of war tortured by the Japanese during World War II, has been covered from several angles. Lomax published his autobiography, The Railway Man, in 1995; that...
Long, fast-paced, and disconcertingly upbeat for much of its running time, the US adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is punchy genre filmmaking.
The story - which is actually ripe for the picking - is squashed by dull a-to-z filmmaking, and even the exorcisms aren\'t much chop.
If it?s a sin to make a movie boring then it is heresy to make a horror movie dull. After all they are the films that have such license to fully engage us and all of our senses. In 1973 William Friedkin?s The Exorcist did just that. It scared the...