Reviews

Bergman and Grant: Revisiting Notorious (1946) and Indiscreet (1958)

By Alan Hurst Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman only made two films together, but that indefinable thing called “chemistry” was front and centre in both. They first partnered in Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious when they were both at their glamourous 1940’s peak. They were teamed again 12 years later in Stanley Donen’s Indiscreet where they’re both…

Blackmail As A Driving Force

By Melissa Houghton In Christian teachings blackmail is not one of the seven deadly sins. Yet in film, the protagonist’s actions or thoughts stemming from non-virtuous behaviours such as pride, greed, lust or envy may serve as the underlying drivers of her motivation to commit other immoralities. In other words, the protagonist’s bad behaviour is…

Review: Her Smell (2019)

By John H. Foote (***) Special engagement at Bell Lightbox. As a spoiled, manipulative, narcissistic grunge rock star Becky Something, actress Elisabeth Moss offers further proof she might be the finest actress of her generation. Fearlessly portraying this young woman like a raging harpy, a tornado of bad behaviour, the actress slips under her skin…