Tag Archives: France

Amer (Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, 2009)

What this film–a self-conscious nearly-silent tripartite-structured homage to giallo–captures best about the genre is its depiction of the intimate rendezvous between flesh and inanimate objects. While the film provides ample indicators of the horror-thriller (leather and lace choke skin, razor … Continue reading

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Martyrs (Pascal Laugier, 2008)

Despite its assured direction; despite its sumptuous minimal color palate (industrial greys, charcoal blacks, and linen whites flecked and splotched by crimson and skin); despite one genuinely stunning performance (by Mylène Jampanoï, who, to be fair, is given enough expressive … Continue reading

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