Film critic Calum Cooper reviews The Son, a film that stigmatises mental health and reduces its otherwise serious topic to a manipulative plot device. Continue reading LFF2022 Review: The Son
By Stephen Palmer In 1991, something rather amazing happened. A horror film swept the board at the Oscars. Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director.. and something that no other horror film has done.. it won Best Picture. At the time of writing, no horror film before or since has achieved Best Picture (“The Exorcist”, “Jaws”, “Get Out”, “Black Swan”, and “The Sixth … Continue reading The Silence of The Lambs – 30 Years Later
There are very few films that flirt with perfection. “The Silence of the Lambs” is one of those. This is partly due to Jonathan Demme’s eerie resonance throughout, the apt camera work, and the malformation of horror, thriller, mystery and pure character drama.
One thing that did it for sure? Clarice Starling. Our heroine is unlike others to grace the screen before her. Jodie Foster completely personifies this intelligent and brave FBI agent in training. She’s a tough southern belle with an openness and honesty that makes her intrinsically relatable. Her portrayal is one that is stunning in its ability to marry strength and vulnerability without it being a weakness Continue reading The Power of Clarice & The Silence of The Lambs