The Seasoning House: where young girls are prostituted to the military. An orphaned deaf mute is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, showing the little kindnesses when she can. When fate brings the men that murdered her family and the reason she ended up in the whore house, a chain of events begins that will end her captivity, free the girls still alive in the house and grant her revenge on the soldiers that destroyed her life.
Rapey, rapey rapey prelims throw you right into the setting. Thankfully not too much graphic rape, this is more of a revenge thriller. Claustrophobic, taught cinematography; Great acting, Knightmarish scenario. Bloody good thriller.
Not for the fainthearted.
A retired orchestra conductor and composer is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in an elite spa in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday to conduct his most acclaimed work.
An odd yet beautiful lament on growing old and staying relevant. Quite bonkers at times, but it is a feast for the eyes and ears. Gorgeously shot, beautifully acted and the soundtrack is amazing. The more surreal bits are a bit of a trudge, but it is worth it for the finale.
Not quite the whitewash the trailer displayed, but this coming of age melodrama has little justification in taking place during the Stonewall riots and the fact that it suggests its white cis male protagonist started them is quite offensive.
The melodrama is handled quite well. The depiction of the riots is handled very badly.
The 1996 Stonewall film handles all of this film's themes brilliantly and would be a better way to spend your time.
Boo, Roland Emmerich. Boo.