Bronson

Bronson (2008)

Bronson first published by Little White Lies, 20th Feb 2009 “You’re a very sweet man, Charlie,” says Irene (Kelly Adams), “but you’ve got no ambition.” It is hard to know whether to agree or disagree with Irene’s assertions. Charlie (Tom Hardy) may be blessed with a roguish grin and a charismatic naïveté, but he is…

Neon

The Neon Demon (2016)

First published by Sight & Sound, August 2016 Review: “You’ve slept with men before? You do sleep with men, don’t you?” Sarah (Abbey Lee) asks Jesse (Elle Fanning) in front of the big mirrors in a swanky nightclub’s bathroom. “All the time”, Jesse replies, after too long a pause and with little conviction. The truth…

Valhalla

Valhalla Rising (2009)

First published by EyeforFilm Many films can boast moments of intensity, but there are very few that maintain their intensity from beginning to end. Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest, Valhalla Rising, is a Viking apocalypse that begins in the misty Scottish highlands before drifting through yet more mist to the end of the world – yet…