Princess Mononoke (1997)

Princess Mononoke (1997)

Princess Mononoke’s recent release on Blu-Ray provided me an opportunity to truly appreciate the gorgeous animation of Miyazaki’s seventh feature-length film. My previous viewings of the film had been low-quality (pirated) versions – in fact, I can distinctly recall watching the film at a friend’s place on a burnt DVD when, halfway through, the disc…

Léa Seydoux and Kacey Mottet Klein in Sister (2012)

Sister (2012)

Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) is a liar and a thief. He steals skiing equipment from the wealthy guests populating the ski resort looming over his squalid apartment. The funds he earns from their sale is shared with his sister Louise (Léa Seydoux) – when she isn’t disappearing into a never-ending procession of young men’s cars.…

Hannibal – “Sorbet” (Season 1, Episode 7)

Despite its title, Hannibal has spent little time with its eponymous serial killer sophisticate. Precisely captured by Mads Mikkelsen in an engaging, restrained performance, Dr Lecter has spent most of the season as a supporting character, someone for Will or Jack to bounce their thoughts off. Seven episodes in, the show takes the opportunity to…