FILM RECS – THEME: PSYCHOTIC EPISODES AND VIGILANTES

By 18th November 2018Uncategorised

‘Revenge’ is an outstanding vigilante revenge fantasy imo, and as for ‘The Rover’ few do psychotic episodes in an arid landscape like the Aussies. I found it hard to look into Guy Pearce’s eyes and he kept up the same death stare for 90 mins … Never, ever, bump his car in a carpark! Not a new film, but as with ‘These Final Hours’, I worry how such good films can appear and disappear so swiftly and without me hearing about them?

Also have a soft spot for ‘What Keeps You Alive’, though, oddly, it uses the same conceit as ‘Revenge’. But I readily immersed myself in each story.

In these times, improbable revenge scenarios in which a variety of shit-heels are taken down hard, can be as soothing as a cup of sweet tea, while cosy on the sofa as the rain patters against the windows. Sometimes, it’s all there is.

All on Prime and all non-supernatural thriller/horror. In fact, let me sort out a video night for you: ‘What Keeps You Alive’ as a warm-up for ‘Revenge’, and then ‘The Rover’ so you can go to bed knowing that the world is fecked and that we’re a terrible species, but, low-life will cop it as well. Best case scenario.

Warning – lots of self-surgery in close-up detail. Have a cushion ready! I wriggled like a serpent.

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