Tommaso

C psychological relationship drama Written and directed by Abel Ferrara Abel Ferrara's latest film doesn't quite do what it should (whatever that is). It's not horrible. It succeeds in making you worry about the confused protagonist. Several individual scenes work reasonably well, but the main character's slide into insanity (if that's what it is) feels … Continue reading Tommaso

The alleged Mick Travis trilogy…but mostly about O Lucky Man

When is a trilogy a trilogy, and when is it just three different movies? The Lord of the Rings is clearly a trilogy. John Ford's cavalry is just three westerns set amongst horse soldiers. The Criterion Channel is currently offering what they're calling Lindsay Anderson's Mick Travis Trilogy. The films: If…. (1968) O Lucky Man! … Continue reading The alleged Mick Travis trilogy…but mostly about O Lucky Man

This very bad marriage makes the protagonist want to Swallow

A- Drama/Thriller Written and directed by Carlo Mirabella-Davis What makes a pregnant woman hurt herself so badly? Bit by bit - or perhaps I should say bite by bite - Hunter (Haley Bennett) physically tortures herself. She swallows things: a marble, a pin, a battery. It gets worse. Carlo Mirabella-Davis' fine drama shows at least … Continue reading This very bad marriage makes the protagonist want to Swallow