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  • What Have You Done to Solange?

    What Have You Done to Solange?

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    What Have You Done to Solange? (A chronological plot analysis)

    DO NOT READ BEFORE WATCHING.

    At first, 'Solange' seems to offer a pretty straightforward, watertight plot, but typically for Giallo, the introduction of last minute plot twists muddies the water and introduces several inexplicable elements.

    A group of catholic high school girls in London have a secret clique where they hang out with older guys and have sex. Most of these girls go to one school, but a girl from…

  • The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh

    The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    What was Mrs. Wardh's strange vice? (A chronological plot analysis)

    DO NOT READ BEFORE WATCHING.

    A serial killer is on the loose in Vienna, killing women with a straight razor. Julie Wardh and her diplomat husband, Neil, return to the city after time overseas. Julie was previously in a sadomasochistic relationship with Jean, where the presence of blood both disgusted and turned her on. Spoiler: this is Mrs. Wardh's strange vice, although she doesn't seem to enjoy it that much,…

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  • Waiting for the Barbarians

    Waiting for the Barbarians

    ★½

    Oh look, Johnny Depp is wearing a black uniform and round sunglasses in the desert, he must be the Nazi who's come to torture and murder people. And Mark Rylance is the 'white savior' who is going to feel bad about it.

    Turned off after 10 minutes. Embrace of the Serpent was amazing, but this looks deeply depressing.

  • Sator

    Sator

    ★★★★

    "Secluded in a desolate forest, a broken family is observed by Sator, a supernatural entity who is attempting to claim them."

    "There is nothing covered up that will not be revealed"

    I quote the plot summary because this was all I knew about the film going in, hadn't even seen the trailer, and it wasn't until about 40 minutes into the movie that it started to make sense. Until that point we are presented with a series of almost silent,…