Twisted Romance

Murderous tenderness, destructive desires, awkward love


  • Days of Heaven: Terrence Malick’s glorious American rural epic focuses on a tragic love triangle
  • Post Mortem: A lonely mortician falls a troubled dancer as Pinochet brutally takes power in 70s Chile
  • Guilty of Romance: Sion Sono returns with a bloody melodrama about two women degraded by their search for love
  • La piscine: Classic French noir-ish tale of desire, jealousy and male rivalry among the glamorous St Tropez jet set

Comic strip review:

  • Black Heaven: A young man falls in love with a mysterious suicidal woman and her computer game avatar


  • Athina Rachel Tsangari talks about Attenberg, which charts an isolated woman’s awkward journey of discovery through sex and death


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Theme image - September 2011

Illustration by James Mathurin