Tag: antoniocampos

Review: THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME, Post-war Pulp Haunts Compelling Rural Noir

Antonio Campos excels at making damaged or heinous characters front and centre, getting under the skin of a socio-psychopath (Afterschool, 2008 or Simon Killer, 2012) or delving into mental health issues and depression (Christine, 2016), Campos finds entertaining ways to...

Antonio Campos Tackles Rural Crime Noir With THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME

One of my favorite filmmakers Antonio Campos (Martha Marcy May Marlene, Christine) returns to features after four years and a stint on television (The Sinner) to deliver this freaky Ohio post-war crime drama The Devil All the Time. Featuring an...

Ben's 2016 in Cinema: Reflections and Favorites

In the year 2016, cinema almost killed me.

 Okay, that’s not an accurate statement. But it isn’t far from the truth either. And heck, it does look really good up there doesn’t? 

On February 1st, on my way back...

Review: CHRISTINE, An Essential Report on the Art of Self-Destruction

A finely measured paranoia and depression weighs heavily at the heart of Antonio Campos' third feature, with Rebecca Hall giving a career best performance as ambitious and self-destructive news reporter Christine Chubbock.

Sundance 2016 Review: CHRISTINE, A Report On The Art Of Self-Destruction

Performance>Perfection>Breakdown.

No. That's not right. Run the film again. What do we see: A woman in her late twenties, dark hair, big eyes, tall; walking down the halls of a TV station. Take the splicer to the footage. Chop it in...

The Stack: HIDDEN IN THE WOODS, SIMON KILLER, DAY OF THE DEAD, THE DEVIL BAT, And More

Welcome back to The Stack. I'm sneaking this episode in before I leave for Fantastic Fest; it's a light week but there are some real gems here. For those not easily offended, Hidden in the Woods from Artsploitation will probably offend you...

New UK Quad for SIMON KILLER Will Stare You Down!

The glowing reviews are piling up for Antonio Compos' Simon Killer, director of the critically acclaimed Afterschool. Brady Corbet (Melancholia, Martha Marcy May Marlene) stars as the eponymous US college student who heads to Europe looking for excitement following some...

Excellent UK Trailer for Murderous Indie SIMON KILLER

Simon Killer, the emotionally compelling and visually stunning new film from Afterschool director Antonio Campos, is coming to UK screens this April, courtesy of Eureka Entertainment. The film debuted at Sundance last year, where it collected a horde of positive...

Trailer for SIMON KILLER: A Prostitute And a Sociopath Do Bad Things In Paris

Looks like the city of light just got a little darker. The trailer for Antonio Campos' follow-up to Afterschool, Simon Killer, has arrived, and while it literally pulses with energy, it's not the happy kind. The story goes like this:...

Film Comment Selects 2013 Review: SIMON KILLER is An American Sociopath's Last Tango in Paris

From Borderline films, the trio of producer/directors responsible for indie darling Martha Marcy May Marlene, comes the uplifting story of an American in Paris who finds solace in the thighs of a young prostitute. Simon is his name and killing...