Suspiria

Suspiria (2018)

Suspiria first published by Little White Lies ‘Simulacrum’ is the single word that elderly psychologist Dr Jozef Klemperer (played by one Lutz Ebersdorf, in fact a pseudonym for Tilda Swinton) writes in his case notes as he listens to an unhinged Patricia Hingle (Chloë Grace Moretz) rave in his apartment cum consulting room. In this…

Kick-Ass

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

Review first appeared in Sight & Sound, October 2013 Review: Imagining – like Peter Stebbings’ Defendor (2009), James Gunn’s Super (2010) and of course Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass (2010) – would-be superheroes and supervillains in a recognisably real world, Kick-Ass 2 thrives on an overt self-awareness of all its most questionable qualities. If aspirant archnemesis Chris…