An odd tale of misshapen lives, tortured souls and the good in people. This story of discontent illuminates the realization to simply make the best of a situation, and hopefully be given a helping hand along the way. Continue reading
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An intimate portrayal of just getting by – without the bullshit indie façade. New York director, Azazel Jacobs, invites a sense of reality into the archetypal, purposely zany population, of the coming of age tale.
120 days of Sodom (not to be confused with Buñuel’s L’Âge d’Or) was Pier Palo Passolini’s final film. Carrying on with the Neorealist themes that flowed through his early work such as ‘Accattone’ and ‘Porcile’, the 195 release focuses on mans inhumanity to man whilst also exploring themes such as Nietzsche’s theory of a ‘Superman’ and existentialism. Continue reading
A solitary pair of Vans opens onto the overly dramatized and underwhelmed life of Alex (Ryan O’Nan), and it would seem the film itself. After a girl’s locker room style scene of heartbreak sobbing and some morally questionable comedy at the expense of a special needs class, the no-hoper in Alex is revealed. Continue reading
The familiar burden of moving house and settling in is a ritual painfully experienced at the best of times. Celine Sciamma’s TOMBOY enacts this right of passage with the added hardship that new boy Michael, is actually a girl. Famed for her cult classic Water Lilies, Sciamma beautifully depicts another idyllic French journey into sexual confusion. Continue reading
Any concept of normality is scrutiny to a sickening moral crisis within Gyorgy Palfis 2006 TAXIDERMIA. The repugnantly comedic family tree that grows all too rapidly before us offers a bizarre alternative to a father son special. Continue reading