Bernard wakes on a beach, not fully remembering what happened. Dolores continues forging a new reality.
David’s mind is still partly manipulated by Farouk, so he seeks answers, wondering where exactly this battle is headed.
A policewoman named Sarah shares the virtual reality headspace of George, a software designer. They both chase a killer.
Stuck somewhere in the makings of a dream, Syd struggles to break back to reality, as David & the others remain under Lenny’s influence.
HBO’s Westworld Season 1, Episode 4: “Dissonance Theory” Directed by Vincenzo Natali (Splice, Cube) Written by Ed Brubaker & Jonathan Nolan * For a review of the previous episode, “The Stray” – click here * For a review of the next episode, “Contrapasso” – click here Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright) is tinkering away at DoloresContinue reading “Westworld – Season 1, Episode 4: “Dissonance Theory””
Berberian Sound Studio. 2013. Directed & Written by Peter Strickland. Starring Toby Jones, Antonio Mancino, Guido Adorni, Cosimo Fusco, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Eugenia Caruso, Susanna Cappellaro, Lara Parmiani, Chiara D’Anna, Jozef Cseres, & Pal Toth. UK Film Council/Film4/Warp X/ITV Yorkshire. Rated 14A. 92 minutes. Drama/Horror/Thriller ★★★★ Peter Strickland is a director and writer filled with ingenuity.Continue reading “Berberian Sound Studio Gets to the Raw Core of Our Relationship with Horror”
Barton Fink. 1991. Directed by Joel Coen. Screenplay by Joel & Ethan Coen. Starring John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner, John Mahoney, Jon Polito, Tony Shalhoub, Steve Buscemi, Richard Portnow, & Christopher Murney. 20th Century Fox/Circle Films/Working Title Films. Rated R. 116 minutes. Comedy/Drama ★★★★★The Coen Brothers are impressive for many reasons. ParticularlyContinue reading “Barton Fink: Head in the Clouds, Feet in the Sand”
Bleeder. 1999. Directed & Written by Nicolas Winding Refn. Starring Kim Bodnia, Mads Mikkelsen, Rikke Louise Andersson, Liv Corfixen, Levino Jensen, & Zlatko Buric. Kamikaze. Not Rated. 98 minutes. Crime/Drama ★★★★★ People who frequent this site will now be sick of my love for Nicolas Winding Refn. He divides people. Nowadays, some of his supposedContinue reading “Bleeder Draws a Violent Line in the Sand Between Film and Reality”
A Late Thaw. 2015. Directed & Written by Kim Barr. Starring Michelle Boback, Lucas Chartier-Dessert, Kathleen Fee, Helena Marie, & Ivan Peric. 14 minutes. Drama/Fantasy/Short ★★★★1/2 Over at ChicArt Productions they’re consistently putting out interesting little short independent films. Some are great subversions of genre, others are merely great examples of the genres in whichContinue reading “Short Film Review: A Late Thaw is a Beautifully Dark Look at Grief”