Maybe the best “portrait” of a serial killer since Henry...Also one of the most relentlingly ugly and unpleasant films you’ll ever see. It’s hard to “recommend” but it’s absolutely compelling - channeling Fassbender, Tenderness of Wolves and a sense of humor so black you’ll guilt laugh amidst recoiling in horror.
From its opening beaver shot to the breathtakingly unpleasant climax that caused 25% of the audience i saw it with to walk out, Killer Joe is a sweaty piece of gutter-sleaze shot through with humour so black you'll struggle to find it amongst the sexual horror on-screen. William Friedkin, I salute you.
Mother! is a stone cold masterpiece and my favourite film this year…you’re also just as likely to hate it as love it. Like the best of cinema it's divisive, provocative, thought provoking and exhilarating. Imbued with the spirit of Bunuel, Greenaway, Polanksi, and Pinter its a metaphorical horror that despite a clear intention works for any number of phycological terrors.