Tag Archives: violence

Sea Without Shore – Review (Spoiler Free)

Agonisingly raw in its depiction of lost love, this dance film casts an intoxicating spell… It’s rare to find a film that so uncompromisingly refuses to tame its wilder side in order to pander to the masses. This isn’t for everyone. Not simply because it’s a dance film but because there is no real dialogue […]

A History of Violence – Review (Spoiler Free)

Violence simmers under the surface here, constantly threatening to explode David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence is first and foremost a film about violence itself.  The plot here isn’t complicated; in many respects it’s secondary to the characters and the film’s discussion on violence as a means to an end, as a way of life, as a necessity. […]

Kick-Ass 2 – Review (Spoiler Free)

Flawed though it may be, Kick-Ass 2 is still a sequel that’s worth watching. The original film had it’s tongue firmly in cheek as it parodied, paid homage to, and then transcended many superhero movies, however Kick-Ass 2 feels far less sure of itself. Jeff Wadlow’s direction and writing can’t balance the elements of humour, […]

Baise-Moi – Review (Spoiler Free)

An ‘Adult’ Thelma and Louise, this is not… Yes it is a film about two women breaking free from society and hitting the road to discover themselves, but Baise-Moi takes us to some very different places than those Thelma and Lousie does. It’s out to shock us with both brutal violence and real, unsimulated sex, […]

Lawless – Review (Spoiler Free)

Set during the prohibition era in America, we follow three bootlegging brothers who violently defend their right to remain independent against crooked lawmen looking for a cut of the business. Every member of the cast delivers a solid performance here; but Hardy, LaBeouf and Clarke as the Bondurant brothers and Guy Pearce as Rakes are […]