Have you ever wondered what happens after the “happily ever after” ending? Wonder no longer. Sarah Polley’s brutally honest film, Take This Waltz, examines the idea of the effect a long-term relationships has on love, with painful, remarkable and immensely moving results. Can we ever keep the flames of passion alive?
Vincenzo Natali’s Splice, much like the genetically manipulated subject of the film, is a hybrid. Living up to its title, the film splices modern fears about genetics with the traditional monster movie, mixing in elements of a psychological drama and dark comedy for good measure. It is a Frankenstein’s monster of a movie that sometimes lumbers around awkwardly under the strain of all its parts, but ultimately remains a fascinating, original and horrifying beast.