arthouse horror

There's something strange alright...

Craig Zobel’s “Compliance” attempts to expressly address the objectification and subjugation of women. The film is so persuasive in this address—or maybe ignominious regarding its presumed message—that it has provoked some derisive, intense debate.

It's a cinematic fact that any film that takes place in the jungle has a hard time not evoking Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness", and "Vinyan" is no different. Paul is an international volunteer who, with his wife Jeanne, has taken up residence on the beach in Thailand after the loss of their son in a recent tsunami. The opening scene shows Paul carry a brand new pair of children's shoes he found in the closet out to Jeanne, who explains that they were on sale. This scene describes the relationship that transpires between Paul and Jeanne throughout the film.