Bliss of Evil

Bliss of Evil (2022)

[note that, after this review was written, a new murder set-piece, which I have not seen, has been added to the very beginning of Bliss of Evil] With his earlier features Status Quo (2013) and Louie Louie (2018), writer/director Joshua Morris has become associated with romance, but the bed with which his latest feature Bliss…

Mara (Pobochnyi effekt)

Mara (Pobochnyi effekt) (2020)

“I won’t live in a mausoleum,” complains singer/composer Olya (Marina Vasileva), in Mara, of the grand if monolithic apartment building into which she is about to move temporarily with her husband Andrey (Semyon Serzin). “Come on,” Andrey insists more encouragingly, “it’s a constructivist landmark!” In a way, they are both right about the nature of…