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Virginie Sélavy

Virginie Sélavy
Virginie Sélavy's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Electric Sheep

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
75% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) A stunning masterwork, visually and sonically accomplished, radical, fearless, and nourished by an irrepressible, lush, dark energy. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Nov 18, 2016
No Score Yet Trzecia Czesc Nocy (The Third Part of the Night) (1971) A fascinating journey into a shadowy world where the nightmare of history blends with personal nightmares. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Mar 18, 2016
78% Evolution (2016) A beguiling mix of art and horror, Evolution is a richly evocative, intensely physical experience, an eerie, darkly poetic meditation on the strangeness of organic existence. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Oct 20, 2015
72% The World Of Kanako (Kawaki) (2015) As morally murky as Confessions, and as emotionally intense as Memories of Matsuko, The World of Kanako is a visceral dive into hearts of darkness and the ties that bind them. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Oct 29, 2014
100% Musarañas (Shrew's Nest) (2014) Plunging the audience into a world of brutalisation and oppression, of relationships distorted by abusive power, of impotent victims' perverted strategies of survival, Shrew's Nest cannot help but resonate with the painful history of the country. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Oct 29, 2014
90% Spring (2015) The film as a whole, in its imperfect quest for love, has a winning dark charm ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Oct 24, 2014
95% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) A true gem that is not to be missed. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Oct 6, 2014
89% Wetlands (2014) A big blast of filthy energy. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Sep 25, 2014
75% The Canal (2014) What makes The Canal so captivating is less the familiar story than David's intensifying nightmarish mindscape ... ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Sep 8, 2014
63% The Harvest (2015) A slow-burn that stubbornly follows its own path, it is an impressively mature and weighty return to cinema for John McNaughton. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Sep 1, 2014
98% The Babadook (2014) Skilfully directed, the film is perfectly poised between real and unreal and manages to be both emotionally rich and disturbingly creepy, remaining ambiguous to the end. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Aug 28, 2014
46% The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2014) An ultra-sensuous, hypnotic trip through dark desires and the disturbing, delicious lines between pleasure and pain, madness and sanity, dream and reality. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Apr 11, 2014
79% The Raid 2 (2014) The action is what truly matters here - and what action! ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Apr 11, 2014
86% We Are What We Are (2013) Mickle has fashioned a melancholy American Gothic tale set deep among bleak, misty mountains. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Feb 25, 2014
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) Astonishing, energising and exciting, Nymphomaniac is a fearless film made by a man with a tremendous lust for life in all its cruelty, absurdity and richness. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Feb 21, 2014
75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) Astonishing, energising and exciting, Nymphomaniac is a fearless film made by a man with a tremendous lust for life in all its cruelty, absurdity and richness. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Feb 21, 2014
86% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) An undemanding, irresistible pleasure. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Feb 20, 2014
96% The Innocents (1961) So much is suggested, and so little shown. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Dec 12, 2013
83% In Fear (2014) Lovering skilfully creates a potent atmosphere of surreal dread, brilliantly supported by Roly Porter and Daniel Pemberton's excellent soundtrack. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Nov 13, 2013
75% You're Next (2013) The most nerve-racking horror film to come out in a long time, You're Next is a blast, from the viciously intriguing beginning to the humorously nihilistic ending. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Aug 15, 2013
41% Only God Forgives (2013) Spellbinding, visionary, ambitious and deeply affecting, Only God Forgives is one of the absolute must-sees of the year. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Aug 2, 2013
87% A Field in England (2014) Despite its flaws, A Field in England is an original, adventurous, imaginative, compelling work, a rare enough thing in a British cinema stifled by formulaic scripts and timorous financing entities, to deserve being celebrated. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jul 5, 2013
63% Byzantium (2013) Byzantium is a thoroughly enjoyable, beautifully shot vampire film with a beating heart. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted May 2, 2013
61% Evil Dead (2013) An undemandingly fun and instantly forgettable update that provides the required amounts of blood, gore and demonic possession, although no real scares or re-invention. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Apr 17, 2013
65% Mama (2013) It is marred by implausible plot developments and, most importantly for a horror film, fails to deliver any scares. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Feb 22, 2013
75% Dwae-ji-ui wang (The King of Pigs) (2013) An uncompromising, hopeless depiction of a society corrupted by the idea of success as money and the brutal upholding of the hierarchical order it creates. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jan 25, 2013
80% You Are Here (2012) A non-narrative, abstract meditation on the processes of the mind that is intellectually stimulating, as well as charming and playful. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jun 28, 2011
100% Cría Cuervos (Cria!) (Raise Ravens) (1976) The film fluidly moves between reality and fantasy, past and present, never delineating them clearly, suggesting they all have the same texture in Ana's mind and are part of the same continuum. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jun 10, 2011
90% Armadillo (2011) As a remarkably exciting, and I would say insightful, reminder of what happens when nations send boys off to fight, this documentary tells a gripping, and sadly still topical, tale. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Apr 13, 2011
80% Cold Fish (2011) Just as with Suicide Club, the deliberate weirdness and detached tone of Cold Fish may initially leave audiences befuddled, but this a sign of its complexity. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Apr 13, 2011
93% Man Jeuk (The Sparrow) (Cultured Bird) (2008) While Sparrow has done without the realism and darkness of To's previous movies, it still excites and engages in different ways. It's something unique, a fusion of styles and cultures that you rarely find in cinema. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Apr 13, 2011
85% Essential Killing (2010) Sparse and economical, Essential Killing is a stripped-down, existential tale of pure survival... ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Mar 24, 2011
81% Confessions (Kokuhaku) (2010) Nakashima's most accomplished film to date. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Feb 17, 2011
55% The Killer Inside Me (2010) Crucially, the film fails to coherently convey the fact that Lou is an unreliable narrator and that what he tells us might not be true, something that would help explain the characterisation of the women and distance the film from his view of them. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jun 3, 2010
82% The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2010) I expected the film to be cleverer, but in the end what you have is yet another film that focuses on a female victim who is stripped naked and humiliated, but is not smart enough to get herself out of the situation. ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Apr 8, 2010