I found the stunning imagery and symbolism in Lady Snowblood much more engaging than its story and characters. It is full of contrasts: love and hate, white and red, innocence and corruption, serenity and vindictiveness, restraint and sheer tempura excess. Definitely worth a watch for its unique visual flair alone, but don't expect much originality from its plot.
Curiosity killed the cat.
It is morbid curiosity that fuels André Øvredal's The Autopsy of Jane Doe. A mysterious corpse is discovered, perfectly preserved, below the house where an unusual homicide has occurred. A father-son team of coroners' interest is piqued as they try to determine the cause of her death.
Overall, I found Jane Doe effective, as it does an excellent job of creating a sense of dread and claustrophobia with its single location. The performances from Hirsch and…
Batman v Superman: Yawn of Justice
I went into this movie with pretty low expectations after seeing Man of Steel. It wasn't a terrible movie by any means, but really wasn't that good either. Snyder was given a difficult task of setting up a Justice League movie in only two films, while there was more work done to set up the Avengers. I am still trying to figure out if this could have been a better film, or if Snyder…
Green Room is Saulnier's transition from primary colours to secondary colours.
This time he experiments with a palette of natural and artificial greens, reflecting the true and artificial nature of the characters portrayed in the film. A common thread between this and Blue Ruin is how Saulnier exposes his characters. At first, they seem to have a tough exterior, but traumatic events in the film reveal their true and vulnerable selves.
The Ain't Rights are no exception, a punk band…