Monday, 5 March 2018

DVD roundup: "Nolite te bastardes carborundorum" edition

Based on the book by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale looks into an alternate universe where a Christian theonomy has taken over the American government and executed extreme rulings, including dividing women into different groups dictated by their social status and usefulness to society. Having read the book, I'm looking forward to watching this one, and its consistent high scoring's and awards gives me hope it'l do its source justice.

Having won the award for best screenplay at last nights Oscar's, Call Me by Your Name at least provides us with a decent story. Set in the early 80s, we see a coming of age story with a 17 year old living the life in Italy, who goes on to form a relationship with his doctor fathers intern. A slower film that takes its time, Call Me by Your Name still looks like to be a good slow burner of a love story.

Not enough hi-jinks and tinsel for you in March? Well then maybe you'll want to watch A Bad Moms Christmas, the holiday-themed sequel to the 2016 film. With Mila Kunis continuing her role, A Bad Moms Christmas by just be a retreading of the first film, but this time with their own mothers and the misty-eyed sentimentality, and nervous breakdowns, of Christmas.

From Yorgos Lanthimos, director of deeply dark comedy The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer bills itself as a psychological horror, looking into the lurking karma awaiting a successful surgeon. While this maybe be arty and clinical in its approach, both major turn-off's for some, the prospect of an unusual horror keeps me intrigued.

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