Shelter (aka 6 Souls) (2010)

Shelter first published by Sight & Sound, June 2010 Review: “Isn’t it possible that what you’re looking at is what you’re actually seeing?” With this line, delivered by open-minded but faithless psychiatrist Dr Harding (Jeffrey DeMunn) to his more doctrinaire psychiatrist daughter Dr Cara Jessup (Julianne Moore), Shelter (aka 6 Souls) sets out its reflexive stall….


Chloe (2009)

Chloe first published by Sight & Sound, March 2010 Review: Atom Egoyan is not only one of Canada’s most consistently engaging directors, but also a very talented writer, responsible for the screenplays (whether original or adapted) of all his features from Next of Kin (1984) through to Adoration (2008). So when the eponymous sex worker…


Wonderstruck (2017)

Wonderstruck first published by Little White Lies “You really do live in a museum,” complains single mother Elaine (Michelle Williams) to her son Ben (Oakes Fegley), whose bedroom is festooned with the souvenirs, mementoes and detritus that he has curated over the 12 years of his life. Museums form key locations in Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck, which…

The Forgotten (2004)

Review first published by Movie Gazette Joseph Ruben’’s ‘The Forgotten’ opens with a sweeping aerial view of New York City, before zeroing in on a group of young children playing in a park, and Telly Paretta (Julianne Moore) sitting alone and disconsolate on a swing. Telly is unable to let go of the memory of…