Weekend Watching: Heathers

High school is all about who your friends are – they define you. Our heroine Veronica (Winona Ryder) falls in love with rebel J.D. (Christian Slater) and determines to teach a group of popular girls a lesson.

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Heathers is a film from 1989 that deals with high school life. It’s dark, macabre, and scathing of the dichotomy that exists in adolescent life. If you’re not cool then you’re clearly not someone important. This is the heart of the narrative and it’s what Veronica rebels against. Continue reading “Weekend Watching: Heathers”

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Nymphomaniac Volume 1&2 (2013) Film Review

When well-educated Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard) finds Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) beaten in an alley, he decides to take her in. They spend a long night together and Joe recounts her often-sordid life story. She focuses on her many sexual experiences and walks Seligman through her life, right up to the point he finds her in the alleyway.

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Lars Von Trier is a director that likes to shock. From the hideous handjob in Antichrist to the corruption of Billy Elliot in Nymphomanac, Von Trier has alienated audiences. Nymphomaniac is really no exception and fits pretty nicely into his European inspired art house output. Continue reading “Nymphomaniac Volume 1&2 (2013) Film Review”