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…
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…
Whenever you lose something precious, there is no greater feeling to be had when you find it. The relief, the joy, it’s pretty much hard to explain. Now imagine if it wasn’t an object that you lost but a child. The feeling of guilt and sadness must be so powerful. If only you had been careful…
In many ways, The Hollow Child reminded me of the Changeling. The story about a child going missing and found again only for them to be an impostor, well that has been a plot of many heart-wrenching movies. To add to the drama, we are introduced to a very troubled teen girl who is living with her foster family comprising of parents and a little sister. At first, it makes sense that she is older and therefore bugged by her little sister who always wants to hang around. Samantha calls her little sister Squirt and thinks it's uncool to be seen with her. And of course, the family lives near the woods. Or going through the woods from school must be a shortcut I suppose. Either way, anyone in their…