At one point in Robert Eggers’s nightmarish dreamscape The Lighthouse, Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe) holds forth over the cowering form of Ephraim Winslow (Robert Pattinson). Wake curses his acolyte to the depths with intimations of mythology, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Old Testament fire-and-brimstone, as the camera maintains a […]
Human Capital, which premiered at TIFF this week, is the fifth film from director Marc Meyers, responsible for the well-received My Friend Dahmer that made the festival rounds several years ago. Human Capital is a remake of an Italian movie, loosely based on a Stephen Amidon novel, and […]
It’s hard to imagine a time before Harvey Weinstein was breaking news for being the world’s most disgusting human being. (He gave Citizen Dame stories for months during its formative years.) But with the news cycle discussing nearly every facet of the allegations against the disgraced mogul, on […]
We know Hollywood isn’t creative. More times than not their idea of progress extends as far as taking a specific film and gender-swapping it. In the case of Andrea Berloff’s The Kitchen, an adaptation of the DC/Vertigo graphic novel of the same name, it is an entire male […]
Is Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood everything you wished it would be?
When Jennifer Kent’s follow-up to The Babadook first hit the festival circuit it became a lightning rod for notoriety. Walk-outs were common, with audiences uncomfortable with the first 30 minutes heavy emphasis on rape and violence. And yet, it’d be interesting to see if this same outcry would […]
Last year director Ari Aster released Hereditary, a feature film that either terrified audiences for months or led them to decry the state of pretentious horror. Either way, Aster’s name was on everyone’s lips. When the announcement of his follow-up feature arrived with little fanfare, fans were eager […]