Lymelife

Lymelife (2008)

Lymelife first published by Sight & Sound, July 2010 Review: “This feels like a perpetual acid trip.” It is the late 1970s, and dazed, hopeless Charlie Bragg (Timothy Hutton) is trying to describe the bewildering effects of Lyme disease to his 15-year-old neighbour Scott Bartlett (Rory Culkin). Scott has never ingested LSD (although he will…

The Last Thing Mary Saw

The Last Thing Mary Saw (2021)

The Last Thing Mary Saw first published by Movies on Weekends The Last Thing Mary Saw begins with young Mary (Stefanie Scott) opening a book to a story entitled The Old Lady of Bethabara, and starting to read. The next scene is separated from this not just by the film’s title, but by time. For…

Lords

Lords of Chaos (2018)

Lords of Chaos first published by Sight & Sound, May 2019 Review: “Based”, as introductory text states, “on truth, lies, and what actually happened”, and adapted by Dennis Magnusson and director Jonas Åkerlund (Spun, 2002; Polar, 2019) from Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind’s 2003 book of the same name on the early Norwegian black metal…