Shutter

Shutter Island (2010)

First published by EyeforFilm It is 1954, in the Boston Harbour Islands. A ferryboat emerges from a thick mist, as belowdecks a man is puking his guts out. This sequence which opens Martin Scorsese’s latest opus also sets the tone for what it is to follow, in a film where seemingly everything is shrouded in…

Silence

Silence (1971)

First published by Film International In Japan, Christianity is a minority religion of only marginal significance to the nation’s culture, and accordingly Japanese films that focus on Christianity tend to do so as a means to an end. While Suzuki Norifumi’s nunsploitation shocker School of the Holy Beast (Seiju gakuen, 1974), for example, freely adopted the trappings…

Wolf

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf Of Wall Street first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “The world of investing can be a jungle,” states the slick corporate advertisement with which The Wolf of Wall Street opens, “Bulls, bears, danger at every turn” – and, underlining this animal metaphor, a lion is shown prowling between the office desks. Once the ad has come…