Thrilling in moments, erratic in others, but passionately executed throughout, Marjane Satrapi's risky, moody biopic of Marie Curie, starring an intense Rosamund Pike, captures the woman, but is lost between worlds, perhaps like the protagonist herself. Yet it's both historically important and insanely topical, celebrating the cold heat determination of someone who knows her worth while facing down the establishment, no frills and no apologies for brilliance rendered. [read more] ★★★✩✩

Chernobyl HBO Aftermath: Seeing In The Dark

The only way to look at Chernobyl is through a rear-view mirror, the complex ocular shield of the camera. Otherwise, we'd be staring at Medusa's face, unprotected. An open nuclear reactor core burning our synapses through sheer magnitude of existential incomprehension. An apocalyptic serialised memento mori. [read more]

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