Film review: Melancholia

Film review: Melancholia

Melancholia (2011) directed by Lars von Trier “And when I say we’re alone, we’re alone. Life is only on Earth. And not for long.” Justine Lars von Trier’s Melancholia can perhaps be best described as a “science-fiction-cum-mental-illness drama”. It’s a film where John Ruskin’s concept of the ‘Pathetic Fallacy’ is realised par excellence—a film where…

Film review: Antichrist

Film review: Antichrist

Antichrist (2009) directed by Lars von Trier No discussion of Lars von Trier’s Antichrist is complete without mentioning two incredibly infamous scenes. Those scenes. Yes, those goddamn scenes. So it helps to move things along if I quickly describe them with perfunctory bureaucratic detail: Scene One: Willem Dafoe’s character is attacked by his crazed wife,…

Film review: Hereditary

Film review: Hereditary

Hereditary (2018) directed by Ari Aster “Scariest film of the decade!”“As good as The Exorcist!” “The spookiest masterpiece of the year!” Or so some film critics have said. I beg to differ. Hereditary is an entertaining and, at times, startlingly beautiful horror film with great cinematography, electrifying acting, and a bold screenplay. But alas, the…