Promising

Promising Young Woman (2020)

‘Promising’ is a dynamic, forward-looking word that leans hard into the future – yet in writer/director Emerald Fennell’s confident debut, the ‘promising young woman’ of the title appears to have become arrested in the present, or even in the past. Where her peers have gone on to professional careers in their field, or to happy…

Rango

Rango (2011)

Rango first published by Film4 Summary: Gore Verbinski’s first fully animated feature is a fish-out-of-water pastiche of the spaghetti western – and twenty-first century living.   Review: “Who am I?”, wonders a pet chameleon, surveying the world rushing past his glass case as he is transported along a Nevada freeway. “I could be anyone.”  This lizard with…

Identity

Identity (2003)

Identity first published by Daily Info A doctor reviews his files on a psychiatric patient, Malcolm Rivers (Pruitt Taylor Vince). Rivers is about to be executed for murdering six people even though he suffers from dissociative identity disorder and has no memory of the event, and the doctor is hoping to win him an eleventh…

Without

My Life Without Me (2003)

My Life Without Me first published by Movie Gazette in 2003 Most films about terminal illness resort to a predictable set of clichés – melodramatic confrontations with friends and family, deathbed pathos, tears and joy at the wake, or, worst of all, the miracle cure at the eleventh hour. Isabel Coixet’s My Life Without Me…