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EIFF 2012: ‘Killer Joe’ is a captivating force

Killer Joe Written by Tracy Letts Directed by William Friedkin USA, 2011 William Friedkin – in the likes of The French Connection, To Live and Die in L.A. and The Exorcist – has always been a director drawn to the absurdities or extremes that can be found with figures of authority. Killer Joe – his …

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‘Bound’: Lesbians in the labyrinth

Bound Directed by: The Wachowski Brothers Written by: The Wachowski Brothers Starring: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon Genre: Thriller Year: 1996 Bound is a perfect distillation of 90’s cinema, a bygone era when indie filmmakers and screenwriters, clamoring to capture the cinematic zeitgeist, found themselves backed into corners and forced to write their way out. The …

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