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Jennifer Jason Leigh

TIFF – LBJ (2016)

No one has ever been sure what to do with Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th President of the United States. He fell between the unforgettable John F. Kennedy and the infamous Richard M. Nixon, a hard place to land. As a Texan Senator he…

Welcome to Me (2014)

When set free, there’s something genuinely unhinged about Kristen Wiig’s performances. Of all the members of the new comedy royalty currently reigning on big and small screen alike, she’s the least predictable. Where Tina Fey brings biting…

The Hateful Eight (2015)

This is the Tarantino film that was almost never made. After being leaked in January 2014, the filmmaker quickly shelved the project before considering adapting it for the stage or a novel. However, he decided to make his ambitious project…

VENICE 2015 – Anomalisa (2015)

Welcome back Charlie, it’s been a while. Since 2008 in fact, far too long to have to be without his excoriating dismantling of the human psyche. Thankfully, he’s back in our midst, working with several members of the Community team to…

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

It is hard to make a film truly engaging when faced with bringing true life to the big screen.  The idea of murdering a spurned lover is such a common plot device, it is now overly used in bad ‘obsessive/doomed’ relationship stories that…

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan) is a charismatic and rebellious student at Columbia University who draws the attention of new literature student Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe). Ginsberg isn’t afraid to challenge his lecturer on great writing…

Buried Alive (1990)

Taphophobia is the fear of being buried alive, something the coffin horror sub-genre (yes, I just coined that term) has ripley exploited since the tradition was established with Edgar Allan Poe's deliciously dark short story 'The Premature…