Crimes of the Future

Crimes of the Future (2022)

Back in 1970, Crimes of the Future was in fact David Cronenberg’s second feature – but since then both he and the future have changed considerably, and accordingly his latest feature of the same title is in fact an entirely different film, even if it looks back to motifs from his earlier films, especially Rabid…

Adventureland

Adventureland (2009)

Adventureland first published by EyeforFilm Adventureland begins at a transitional point in its protagonist’s life. At a student party in 1987, 22-year-old James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) is celebrating his graduation, and is in the process of being dumped by his girlfriend – but at the same time he is looking forward to a ‘transformative’ summer…

Shopper

Personal Shopper (2016)

Personal Shopper first published by VODzilla.co “I’m waiting,” replies Maureen Cartwright (Kristen Stewart), an earnest young American, whenever anyone asks her what she is doing in Paris. One thing is for sure: she is not there just to be the Personal Shopper of the title, a job that she hates almost as much as she fears…

Huntsman

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Snow White and the Huntsman first published in S&S July 2012 Review: In the opening sequence of Snow White and the Huntsman, an omniscient narrator reveals that the titular heroine “was admired throughout the kingdom as much for her defiant spirit as for her beauty.” The very fact that there is such a narrator takes viewers…