Relic

Relic (2020)

Relic first published by Sight & Sound, November 2020 Review: Edna (Robyn Nevin) is missing. A concerned policeman has summoned her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer) and Kay’s own young adult daughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) from Melbourne to the family property in Creswick, but they cannot find any trace of Edna there, besides some strange noises…

Lisa

Lisa And The Devil (1971)

Lisa And The Devil first published by VODzilla.co “I find that invariably, Lisa, there’s a very simple explanation for almost everything. Don’t you agree?” The speaker is Leandro, played by Telly Savalas with a jovially eccentric manner and a mischievous twinkle in his eye. Leandro is a mysterious jack of all trades – a wrangler of…

Benavidez

Benavidez’s Case (2016)

In the opening scene of Benavidez’s Case, in which a Board of art dealers discusses the current financial returns on the contemporary art scene, we learn that Pablo Benavidez (Guillermo Pfening) is both Argentina’s most in-demand artist, and dead. Everyone wants a piece of Benavidez for their own, but with no possibility of further production,…

Marienbad

Last Year In Marienbad (1961)

Review first published by LWLies Here’s a riddle: if you took the horror out of The Shining (1980) and Triangle (2009), the comedy out of Groundhog Day (1993), the science-fiction out of Inception (2010) and Source Code (2011), or the stop-motion grotesquerie out of The PianoTuner of EarthQuakes (2005), what would be left? The answer is Last Year in Marienbad (L’année dernière à Marienbad),…