Most times, when we think about criminals, we wonder what could possible have prompted them to fall into a life of crime.
More often than not, we blame their circumstances. Perhaps lack of financial security forced them to become thieves. Maybe they were mentally unstable and that’s why they resorted to killing someone.
No matter what, we find safety in the fact that these criminals are caught and made to either go to prison or undergo treatment.
Now what if these criminals come from an affluent family, have what appears to be a functional family and are given whatever they desire? What happens when they turn criminals? Who do we blame?
Delirium is a case of such a family.
We are introduced to Tom, leaving the asylum and being put on house arrest for a month. He is also told that his father passed away just a few days before he was set to be released, allegedly killing himself because he didn’t want Tom to come back.
Accompanied by a parole officer, Tom heads home to his lavish mansi…
When a person dies, they leave behind people whose lives will never be the same again. Death affects people in strange ways and coping with it is hard. This is what happens to the Palmer family in Lake Mungo. When their daughter drowns, they are left not only to grieve but to literally unearth terrible secrets about her. Alice Palmer seems like an ideal girl--smart, pretty, popular. Her death shatters her parents and brother’s life but it is when shocking secrets about her are revealed that Lake Mungo suddenly becomes a terrifying movie. The secrets are revealed at every turn and done so cleverly. Documentary and found footage movies, usually put me to sleep but this one kept me hooked from the start. Not many movies made in this style have the caliber to pull off what Lake Mungo has accomplished. It brings in twists and turns that are harder to do in this documentary style. There are small flaws but. The movie begins with countless interviews and we are shown people talking about Ali…
If like me, you’ve read hundreds of mysteries and enthused about Sherlock Holmes tales, THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM is actually pretty predictable.
Set in the Victorian Era, it promises to instill dear in you. Before Jack the Ripper, there was Golem- such is the tagline and you do want it to be the kind of movie that keeps you guessing until the very end as to the true identity of the killer. Unlike the Jack the Ripper legend, Golem is easily recognizable in the very first instance the character is introduced.
The hunger in the eyes, the madness to carve a name on stone, not ice- all of it points towards their murderous intentions.
The story is essentially about Elizabeth Cree and how she leaves behind a tragic, impoverished life to become someone. She finds her secret talents in a music hall where plays are held, led by Dan Leno, an actor who doesn’t mind cross-dressing. He runs the hall with the help of Elizabeth’s “uncle” who has a twisted secret of his own.
When Elizabeth’s husband is fo…