Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confess his secret hobby.
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail (Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold ... See full summary »
When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel.
Richard E. Grant,
Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
The subplot about the pedophile ring was invented for the film and not present in the original short story. Perhaps it could be seen as a nod to John Ajvide Lindqvist's earlier novel "Let the Right One In", which included a subplot about pedophiles which was omitted from the film adaptation. See more »
Ali Abbasi's Grans (Border) is a vague critique of the humankind from the eyes of primates where Eva Melander plays Tara, a physically deformed woman who has the ability to smell fear, shame, and guilt among other things in her fellow men and women. This is why the story has her working as a customs officer where she helps the department nab smugglers and child pornographers who try to get into the Scandinavian countryside through the port. But the essence of the film lies in Tara's encounter with Vore (Eero Milonoff), a person who doesn't seem to be who he claims to be. Abbasi's weird drama is very uncomfortable to watch - with shots of raw copulation and birth - but it still sends the point across that humans are the most dangerous creatures on Earth. The eerie music by Christoffer Berg and Martin Dirkov really stood out for me as I struggled to complete the final act almost 30 minutes after Grans had made its point. I won't recommend this to anyone to watch on the big screen but if the plot intrigues you, it can be viewed on VOD. To understand a hypothesis where, say, animals could react to what humans are doing to them and to the Earth. TN.
6 of 16 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this