Bevan R. Clark

How many birds can Amber Heard herd if Amber Heard heard she could herd birds?

Favorite films

  • Nashville
  • Happiness
  • Crash
  • The Player

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  • Performance

    ★★★★½

  • Holiday

    ★★★★

  • Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror

    ★★★

  • Our Father

    ★★★

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  • Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

    Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

    ★★★

    Not since Basic Instinct 2 have I eagerly anticipated a sequel no one else seems to care for. Big fan of the first Escape Room and the elaborate set pieces are here again in the second one. The premise is less intriguing by now, I think we know where the plots going 5 minutes before it gets there but it’s not the first movie to be predictable. For example, we’ve been teased in both movies now that one of the two…

  • Violation

    Violation

    ★★★

    Me watching a wolf devour a rabbit- “That is symbolism!”

    Me watching a spider trapped in a glass- “That is symbolism!”

    Me watching a huge boner- “That is a huge boner!”

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  • Performance

    Performance

    ★★★★½

    Apparently, Warner Bros. executives were banking on a Hard Days Night when they greenlit Performance. I would’ve loved to have seen their faces once Anita Pallenberg starts injecting heroin in her arse and there’s an attempted gay rape scene in the first 15 minutes. Thankfully for me, this is cinema just how I like it. 

    Clearly Cammell and Roeg must have taken one look at James Fox and thought he needs to loosen up. Fox forever looks the stiff, boarding…

  • Holiday

    Holiday

    ★★★★

    Definitely deserving of a second viewing. The first time I saw Holiday it hit me like a sucker punch. This time around, I already knew where the story was heading so I was picking up on the subtleties and nuances that eluded me. There’s a lot here you’ll miss on only one viewing, The lead character is so complex and inscrutable, Holiday never delivers easy, satisfying conclusions on victimhood, abuse and power. She flits between down-to-earth and sociopathic behaviour interchangeably. Holiday has echoes of Ulrich Seidl’s films too. He’s great at documenting Europe’s bogans and the supporting cast here look like they share the same casting agent.