ear for eye

A fiery, confrontational missive from one of the finest dramatic writers in the business. Anger, confusion and regret dominate the discourse, as we flit between the UK and US with various different pairings and contexts. This sequence rolls out like a one-act play (recalling David Mamet’s similarly-styled ‘Oleanna’), in which Lynch’s character presses and stands her intellectual ground in her questioning of the professor’s methods and ethics in a contentious paper about a school shooting. The staccato rhythms of the dialogue delivery lend the sequence a musicality that belies the…

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

The rapport between Eddie and Venom is so effortless it’s easy to forget he’s playing both roles, and it’s gratifying how easily Hardy slips into the persona of a sweaty, weirdo loser considering his smouldering off-camera persona. While critics savaged the film, the populace at large turned out in droves (perhaps as a result of the critical savaging) and become the sixth most profitable film of the year, with roughly a $700 million return on Sony’s initial investment. Share this Share this Tom Hardy returns as the reporter with an…