Jill Gevargizian’s The Stylist began life as a short film back in 2016 before a successful Kickstarter campaign helped the movie reach feature-length status. It follows Claire (Townsend), a hairstylist harboring a dark penchant and secret that involves some of her more interesting clients. Claire isn’t Michael Myers, however, nor Jason, Leatherface, or anyone similar - she’s Claire. A woman suffering from severe anxiety, someone with major confidence issues, and the burning need to simply have someone to confide in…
From Argentina comes The Returned (Los Que Vuelven) - a non-linear slow-burning psychological horror directed by Laura Casabé. Set in a dense jungle in 1919, it tells the story of a native Guarani family living under European colonists and specifically Julia (Soldi), the mother of young Manuel who has been acting slightly odd ever since a potentially possessed person was dealt with on the plantation where they reside. However, given the way Casabé delivers the narrative, we are able to…
“I think it’s the falling snow that sets the killer off.”
Snigger. It’s a daft line.
Six years after the very good Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tomas Alfredson returns with the big screen adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman novel. One of eleven novels, the story follows detective Harry Hole (also…snigger) as he investigates various murders in Norway, all connected by a chilling (geddit?) calling card – a snowman.
The main crime is that The Snowman got greenlit for release.…
Compelling, rich and deep.
That’s just Colin Farrell’s beard.
Reuniting after The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos and Farrell deliver another strange blast of arty bizarreness with The Killing of a Sacred Deer – a movie that features no deer. Blending in themes of revenge, Ancient Greek mythology, fate and morality (for a few examples), the movie takes you on a strange trip and leaves you feeling strangely numb afterwards.
It’s a deliciously weird movie. But also a pretty solid one too.…