NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN’s Religious Parable

Nothing Bad Can Happen. 2014. Directed & Written by Katrin Gebbe. Starring Julius Feldmeier, Sascha Alexander Gersak, and Annika Kuhl. Celluloid Dreams. Not Rated. 110 minutes. Drama/Thriller ★★★★1/2 While I usually try not to go too deep into personal theories of a movie, if it appears to me as metaphorical, Nothing Bad Can Happen feels veryContinue reading “NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN’s Religious Parable”

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Mr. Babadook & the Horror of Single Parenthood

The Babadook. 2014. Directed & Written by Jennifer Kent. Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, and Tim Purcell. Entertainment One. 93 minutes. Drama/Horror/Thriller ★★★★★ This movie certainly has been hyped up a lot as of late. Several critics who’ve written about it all seemed to enjoy it a great deal. Most recently, William Friedkin (forContinue reading “Mr. Babadook & the Horror of Single Parenthood”

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Claire Denis Proves They’re All Bastards

Les Salauds (English title: Bastards). 2013. Dir. Claire Denis. Screenplay by Denis & Jean-Pol Fargeau. Starring Vincent Lindon and Chiara Mastroianni. Wild Bunch. Unrated. 100 minutes. Drama ★★★★1/2 Marco (Lindon) is a sailor. A well-known one at that. He’s long cut off any ties with his family. After his brother-in-law commits suicide, Marco’s sister asksContinue reading “Claire Denis Proves They’re All Bastards”

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