FrightFest 2011: ‘Kill List’ review

★★★★★ With Kill List (2011), Ben Wheatley (director of the critically acclaimed Down Terrace [2009]) has created this year’s most horrendously violent and bizarrely surreal film by simply amalgamating the generic conventions of a hitman thriller with the eerie iconography of occult horrors such as The Wickerman (1973).Jay (Neil Maskell) Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Attenberg’

★★☆☆☆ It’s somewhat remarkable that a film so concerned with garnering a sense of intrigue and off-the-wall quirkiness as Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Attenberg (2010) could end up being so unremarkable.With sex and death at the heart of proceedings, the story focuses upon the Attenberg’s withdrawn and awkward protagonist Marina, and Continue Reading