‘Cordelia’ is a Thriller with a Missing Puzzle Piece

The psychological thriller Cordelia recently gained some traction when it sparked a massive, far-reaching horny uproar on Twitter over its promotional poster, which features Johnny Flynn, who plays Frank, and Antonia Campbell-Hughes as the lead Cordelia, in a roles-reversed pose, with Campbell-Hughes pinning Flynn against a wall. Needless to say, it was pretty effective marketing.  The movie itself, which is directed by Adrian Shergold, follows … Continue reading ‘Cordelia’ is a Thriller with a Missing Puzzle Piece

The Juice #3 – Institutionally Absurd

Welcome to The Juice, a monthly column at The Slice where we present to you a curated programme of films to tune into each month! This month our programme is Institutionally Absurd! This edition of The Juice has been put together by Joel Whitaker and Andrea Cordoba Institutions are a bit like the monolith in 2001. They’re big, ominous, and can have worldchanging effects. They … Continue reading The Juice #3 – Institutionally Absurd

‘Creep 2’: The Struggle To Make ‘Good’ Art

A Recap There are three key take-aways from Creep (2014).  Josef has killed before.  Josef will kill again.  Josef is a filmmaker, albeit an incredibly unethical one.  Grave Encounters Where Creep is a slow descent into the unknown, Creep 2 (2017) is the process of unpacking what we’ve witnessed in the last installment. This ‘unpacking’ is done by our new protagonist, Sara (Desiree Akhavan) who … Continue reading ‘Creep 2’: The Struggle To Make ‘Good’ Art

‘Nobody Knows I’m Here’ – On Escapism and Feeling Seen

  There is a verse in the titular song from Gaspar Antillo’s 2020 slow-burn drama Nobody Knows I’m Here, that goes as follows: “Here I lie and watch the stars, feel I’m dreaming all my life. Here’s the love I forgot, my heart’s dancing glow. Something’s wrong, I don’t belong.” It’s the heartbreaking, intimate ballad that both liberates Memo (Jorge Garcia & Lukas Vergara), and … Continue reading ‘Nobody Knows I’m Here’ – On Escapism and Feeling Seen

Review – ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ – A Spoiler-Free and Spoiler-Filled Review

It’s around 2:30 AM, and I’m in a groupchat with 6 other people with whom I watched I’m Thinking of Ending Things. We’re all in different timezones, 2:30AM to me is 5PM to someone else, and 6AM to another person. The groupchat is flooding with a constant influx of messages that are either filled with theories or pure confusion. This goes on for about an … Continue reading Review – ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ – A Spoiler-Free and Spoiler-Filled Review