Review “Le Salaire de la Peur” (The Wages of Fear, 1953)

“Le Salaire de la Peur” is a French/Italian film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. It is set in a South American village near an oilfield, where a number of white men from various countries have ended up and have been unable to leave due to having no money for plane tickets. The village is very isolated,…

Review “Enter Nowhere” (2011)

“Enter Nowhere” is a supernatural mystery/thriller which stars Katherine Waterston, Scott Eastwood, and Sara Paxton. It begins in a manner that the viewer might feel was generic to the point of derivative – after an opening scene involving Sara Paxton and her character’s boyfriend robbing a store, it then switches to Katherine Waterston wandering through…

Review “Triangle” (2009)

“Triangle” is a supernatural thriller, and follows Jess (Melissa George), a single mother of a disabled son, who accepts an invitation to go sailing with a friend and his other friends. After running into trouble at sea, they come across a huge steam ship and board it, only to find it (apparently) deserted. Characters are…

Review “Mulholland Drive” (2001)

Many years ago I watched “Mulholland Drive” on video. (Yes, it was that long ago.) And I hated it. As far as I was concerned, it made absolutely no sense, and was a waste of time to watch. Over the years since, I kept on hearing about how good this film was from various sources,…

Review “A Cure for Wellness” (2016)

This film, directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Dane Dehaan and Jason Isaacs, has been labelled a horror movie. I didn’t really see it as such, and I would call it a fantasy/mystery. It’s also weird and quite atmospheric. Dehaan plays a young business executive called Lockhart, who is ordered by his company to go…