Lady Macbeth; Victorian-era piece subverts the moral code

Lady Macbeth is the second really good film I’ve seen this year (the first being Graduation). Logan is very good in many ways and falls just behind in what has been a rather interesting year for movies. For starters, I can see these three movies being in my top 20 films of the year. Similar…

The Handmaiden review; This year’s most depraved and beautiful.

The Handmaiden is one of the finest films you will ever see this year. It is rich with nuance, savagery and ravishing beauty. I have not seen Park Chan Woo’s most famous cult classic Oldboy. But if this is any indication, then Park is a genius. The Handmaiden is straight up badass. Adapted from the…

Eyes Wide Shut review; Degrees of transgressions

Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut is an interesting watch. The film has a distinct duotone feel to it. The rudimentary and routine life in the city contrasts the eerie and ritualized sexual escapades. Bill (Tom Cruise) and his wife’s (Nicole Kidmann) sexual frustrations and repressions have to be veiled in secrecy; But these very fantasies…