Category Archives: Film

  1. ‘Involuntary’, by Reuben Östlund

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    February 20, 2013 by Me and My Monkeys

    The key message of Reuben Östlund’s Involuntary is that meaning and morality are complex and relative. What is true? What …
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  2. ‘Alps’, by Giorgos Lanthimos

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    December 4, 2012 by Me and My Monkeys

    There is nothing credible about the plot of Alps, but the surreal emotional undercurrent is loud and clear and real. …
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  3. ‘The Cabin in the Woods’, by Drew Goddard

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    December 2, 2012 by Me and My Monkeys

    A Truman Show twist on the horror genre, The Cabin in the Woods tries to be cool but fails to …
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  4. ‘Carré Blanc’, by Jean-Baptiste Leonetti

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    October 24, 2012 by Me and My Monkeys

    There’s nothing like a bit of dystopia in a film, so I gave Carré Blanc every chance. I must confess …
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  5. ‘Sound of my Voice’, by Zal Batmanglij


    October 23, 2012 by Me and My Monkeys

    Both ludicrous and completely plausible, Sound of My Voice sets out to hit the same emotional notes as 2011’s Another …
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  6. ‘Mercy’, by Matthias Glasner


    October 21, 2012 by Me and My Monkeys

    For a large portion of Mercy, something bad is about to happen. Despite a well-crafted setting of the scene, it …
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  7. ‘Amour’, by Michael Haneke


    August 14, 2012 by Me and My Monkeys

    Amour is almost too difficult to watch, let alone review. An elderly couple grappling with illness, mortality and loss is hardly …
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