Emily

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

Review first published by EyeforFilm When God-fearing 19-year-old college freshman Emily Rose (Jennifer Carpenter) dies shortly after being subjected to an exorcism in her rural family home, parish priest Father Moore (Tom Wilkinson) is put on trial for negligent homicide. Moore’s defense is taken on by agnostic attorney Erin Bruner (Laura Linney) in exchange for…

The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)

My review for Film4. Synopsis: Abandoning the original‘s found footage format and postmodern pranks, Ed Glass-Donnelly’s possession sequel reverts to subgenre norms – with a couple of twists. Review: Like horror’s answer to F For Fake, Daniel Stamm’s original The Last Exorcism (2010) exposed all the manipulative tricks of the exorcist’s – and the exorcism…

Beyond the Hills

Beyond The Hills (După dealuri) (2012)

Beyond The Hills (După dealuri) first published by Little White Lies Lesbian nuns! Exorcism! A ‘two-way anus’! Knowing in advance that these motifs form part of the texture in Cristian Mungiu’s latest feature might lead the unsuspecting viewer to imagine that the director of 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days (2007) has decided to redirect the Romanian New Wave towards pure exploitation,…