The sleaze is real out here: John Hillcoat’s Triple 9

John Hillcoat’s Triple 9. Bloody. Nasty. Blistering. Nihilistic. And surprisingly deft in its presentation of character. The only clear cut, out and out protagonist is Casey Affleck’s Marcus Allen, a young detective with a wife and kid, brutally unaware that he’s been targeted by a group of stunningly dirty cops and a few ex special … More The sleaze is real out here: John Hillcoat’s Triple 9

New life into well worn formula: Joe Wright’s Hanna

Joe Wright’s Hanna started as a Vancouver Film School script, funded through grants that would make it the catalyst for the positively unique, incendiary action fairy tale that it is today. It’s crowd pleasing without any superficiality, straight to the point without being over serious, and is made with a slick, vibrant aesthetic that will … More New life into well worn formula: Joe Wright’s Hanna

The preservation of beauty: Peter Weir’s Picnic At Hanging Rock

Yesterday I went into HMV, looking for a standard Blu Ray edition of a film I’ve recently seen that has stuck with me since in a way that I can’t quite describe, Peter Weir’s Picnic At Hanging Rock. The only version they had was a pricy Criterion Blu Ray/Dvd combo which also included the original … More The preservation of beauty: Peter Weir’s Picnic At Hanging Rock