Posts Tagged ‘sadism’

Michael Nyqvist (Mikael Blomkvist), Noomi Rapace (Lisbeth Salander), Sven-Bertil Taube (Henrik Vanger). Screenplay by Nikolaj Arcel and Rasmus Heisterberg. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev. Rating: 18. Running time: 152 minutes. So this one is cold, and I’m not just referring to the fact it’s set in Scandinavia. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo doesn’t only […]


Robert De Niro (Jake La Motta), Cathy Moriarty (Vickie La Motta), Joe Pesci (Joey), Frank Vincent (Salvy). Screenplay by Paul Schrader and Madrik Martin. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rating: 18. Running time: 129 minutes. Raging Bull is better than GoodFellas, Taxi Driver and any other Scorsese film, and as such it is not only his […]


Isabella Rossellini (Dorothy Vallens), Kyle MacLachlan (Jeffrey Beaumont), Dennis Hopper (Frank Booth), Laura Dern (Sandy Williams), Hope Lange (Mrs. Williams). Directed by David Lynch. Screenplay by David Lynch. At the start of Blue Velvet, we see a man engaging in one of the most casual and common of home activities; namely, he’s watering his front […]