Renfield

Renfield (2023)

Renfield first published by SciFiNow, 12 April 2023 It is absolutely no spoiler to say that the last two words of Chris McKay’s Renfield, said in voiceover, are “metaphorically speaking”.  The film’s narrator is also its protagonist, even if he is usually just a sidekick and a marginal player in the shadows of someone else’s…

The Menu

The Menu (2022)

The Menu first published by Sight and Sound, December 2022 Review: “He’s not just a chef,” Tyler (Nicholas Hoult) says to his dinner date Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy), “he’s a storyteller.” Tyler is speaking of Julian Slowik (Ralph Fiennes), a celebrated master chef to whose exclusive restaurant Hawthorne, located on an island of the same name,…

Mad Max Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Mad Max: Fury Road first published by EyeforFilm ‘Mad’ Max Rockatansky has had several incarnations, all unified by the (then) winning charisma of a fresh-faced Mel Gibson, by the mad directing skills and archetype-pimping rides of George Miller, and by some practical stuntwork whose palpably high risks only added to the visceral intensity of the…