The Worst Films of 2016.

This year’s worst selection come mainly from the art house scene with only a few mainstream features making an appearance. As usual my list is a mixture of the technically flawed and those that personally offended, outraged or irritated. Some commit the sin of dullness, others are awkwardly amateur, others deeply disappoint. Some may come … Continue reading

Wiener-Dog.

Todd Solondz did with his masterpiece Happiness what so few could do. Dealing with the subject of paedophilia – amongst an array of other uncomfortable topics – he brought us one of the most inspiring independent American movie of the 1990s. Almost twenty years on, his latest movie’s protagonist is a Dachshund. This ‘wiener-dog’ provides … Continue reading

Happiness.

One hardly knows where to begin with reviewing such a film. Todd Solondz’s Happiness is many things but let’s start with the acknowledgement that it is a challenging film. It is a disgusting masterpiece that taunts its audience who tend not to know how to react to it. The sensational Roger Ebert summarised the spectator’s battle with Happiness in … Continue reading