Films in 50 words-ish: Monster

Buy MonsterMonster’s not the gore-fest some make it out to be – unless the words ‘based on a true story’ set your teeth on edge. It’s okay as a non-judgemental biopic of a serial killer whose decline – nasty die, then naughty, then good – seems too steady. Theron’s Oscar winning ugly is no substitute for fully realised characterisation.

A watchable 7.5 out of 10

(PS After seeing Nick Broomfield’s Aileen: Life And Death Of A Serial Killer, I realise I’ve been harsh on Theron. 14/6/4)

Adaptation……El otro lado de la cama (The Other Side of the Bed)

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  1. Thank you for the review. I never watch a movie based solely on Awards Nominations and wasn’t sure whether I wanted to see this one or not. I think we’ll be seeing it real soon.

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