With a cast of Hollywood heavyweights, it’s perhaps unsurprising that the acting is uniformly excellent.
For many, one of the film’s greatest surprises has been the remarkably assured and touching performance from newcomer Maaka Pohatu, as the worldly Gav. Salient was fortunate enough to speak to Pohatu about his accomplished theatre career, and what attracted him to Two Little Boys.
Dir. Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi When Baise-Moi was first reviewed by Salient in 2003, it was summed up as “pernicious, pornographic and pretentious” and ended up in this fine publication’s ‘worst of the year’ list. In a way, the reviewer was right: Baise-Moi is an aggressive, confrontational movie that preaches a message that [...]
Ed’s note: This review is an extended version of that which appeared in the print version of Issue 18. In 1994, John Carpenter released In the Mouth of Madness. Starring Sam Neill, the film told the story of a claims investigator sent by a publishing company to retrieve a popular Stephen King-like author who has [...]
Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s canny horror-comedy will feel familiar to anyone with a passing interest in contemporary horror cinema—Cabin’s narrative games and thematic concerns recall Madness, Quentin Dupieux’s Rubber and Wes Craven’s Scream, among others.