Rabid Review: Bodily Material

  Words: Brody Rossiter Twitter: @BrodyRossiter CATCH ME IF YOU CAN “The body is the first fact of human existence for me… my imagery tends to be body orientated, my narratives tend to be body orientated.” David Cronenberg Cult Canadian auteur, David Cronenberg, forged an illustrious career upon a grotesque yet deeply layered bed of […]

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The Wind Rises Review: Blown Away

Words: Brody Rossiter Twitter: @BrodyRossiter GRAND DESIGNS As with any celebrated director, it is their former cinematic glories which so often shape the reception of their latest offering. In the case of Hayao Miyazaki, the renowned seventy-three-year-old Japanese master responsible for such unforgettable pictures as My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away, those former […]

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A Brutal Game Review: Lessons in Cruelty

Words: Brody Rossiter Twitter: @BrodyRossiter HOUSE BOUND As with many of Jean-Claude Brisseau’s pictures, The Brutal Game (Un Jeu Brutal) is a challenging and risqué affair, concerning itself with disability, sexuality, and murder. After suddenly abandoning a high-profile cancer research project, revered scientist, Professor Tessier, returns to his countryside home to oversee his daughter Isabelle’s […]

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