Shame (limited) - Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale
Sleeping Beauty (limited) - Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie
Movie of the Week
The Stars: Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie
The Plot: A haunting portrait of Lucy (Browning), a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires.
The Buzz: This film’s trailer contained more than a few subtle hints that Sleeping Beauty was to enact some very sinister sexual episodes, and a very creepy/harsh vibe was diffused throughout. I saw the film a few weeks ago and found that it fully lived up to its advertising.
The film was thoroughly dark, and had somewhat of a male-hating bent to it — I suppose that’s why I didn’t enjoy it as much as I’d anticipated I would. There’s also a professed loathing of the wealthy therein,