Lust, Caution

five stars out of five Failing to notice how long this film was before I put it on, I nevertheless stayed the course, totally hooked on the build-up of intensity in the story. The prolonged escalation gives the initial, violent sex scene greater impact when it happens (and are there any more graphic ‘they’re not faking it’ sex scenes in a mainstream film?).

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Lars and The Real Girl

five stars out of five If people were nice, they’d be more like the characters in this film. Ok, so there’s a bit of a ‘what-if’ element here (which you will see much better explained by the writer in the Extras section) because, yes, everyone chips in with the fantasy that Bianca’s real and no-one breaks the taboo, victimises Lars or any of the other horrible things that would probably happen in real life. Continue reading