Posts Tagged ‘Eva Green’

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GFF 2015: White Bird in a Blizzard (Gregg Araki, 2014)

February 18, 2015

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Closer in spirit to his Mysterious Skin than The Doom Generation,White Bird in a Blizzard sees director Gregg Araki adapting a Laura Kasischke novel and applying his trademark gifts for depicting both the sweet and the sour of adolescence. Beginning in the late 80s, it sees 17-year-old Kat (Shailene Woodley) going through a big sexual awakening while reckoning with her mother Eve’s sudden vanishing, which follows years of increasingly strange behaviour towards both Kat and the husband (Christopher Meloni) Eve seems to despise…

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (Robert Rodriguez/Frank Miller, 2014)

August 23, 2014

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Belated (and noticeably cheaper-looking) Sin City sequel A Dame to Kill For opens with the line, “This doesn’t look good at all. I’ve gone and done something again.” It’s said by Mickey Rourke’s Marv about his getting into another wacky, ultraviolent mishap, but it’s also an appropriate commentary on the downward career trajectory of co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, who helmed both the first film and this abysmal follow-up that somehow increases the lurid, gritty caricature and numbskull notions of sexuality from its already problematic predecessor…

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