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.
Strong visuals carry familiar dystopian nightmare.
In 2024, Europe is a barren, over-industrialised wasteland. The population is transported between capital cities by a vast metro system, and travellers’ thoughts are controlled by a corporation that taps into their subconscious to further the...