Mixing surreal horror, fantasy and drama, Siberia is a visually striking, disturbing and ambitious piece of work, one which leans heavily on Dafoe’s gravitas and naturalism. Still, viewers' bandwidth will almost certainly vary. Read the full review on FilmMonthly.com.
Most people with even a cursory awareness of art cinema have seen or heard of Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, F.W. Murnau's 1922 masterwork. Nosferatu is a film so powerfully rendered, so insanely memorable, that its continuing resonance over the past nine decades feels self-explanatory. This resonance has taken on many forms: from the appearance of the Nosferatu…Read more Film Review: Shadow of a Vampire (2000)
For most who have encountered the character of Patrick Bateman – either in the original 1991 novel American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, or in its adaptation starring Christian Bale – it is difficult to associate him as a symbol of rebellion. Greedy, misogynistic and utterly vapid, the character seems to be a rock-solid personification…Read more The Psychotic Rebel – A Dramaturgical Analysis of American Psycho