Grey

The Grey (2011)

The Grey first published by Film4 Summary: Joe Carnahan’s fifth feature is a snowy Nietzschean bleakfest of man facing off against beast, God and mortality.    Review: “A job at the end of the world.”  That’s how, in the opening sequence of The Grey, Ottway (Liam Neeson) describes his work as a sharpshooter at a remote Alaskan…

Chloe

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…

Darkman

Darkman (1990)

First published by FilmLand Empire Darkman is a film about transitions. Mild-mannered scientist Peyton Westlake (Liam Neeson, showing early promise of the unlikely action hero he would later become) is trying to develop a synthetic skin to help burn victims, but has not quite achieved the breakthrough that will allow the engineered dermal cells to…