Psychological thriller “Mother!” disappoints

Directed by Darren Aronofsky, “Mother!” is another one of the Aronofsky’s attempts at psychological thrillers, the previous being “Black Swan” (2010), which was widely praised as a masterpiece. However, “Mother!” is a huge let down. The film tells the story of a nameless couple, played by Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, who live in the woods […]

That’s What She Read: Books to fall for

The summer reading round-up continues with “Grief Cottage” by Gail Godwin. Eleven-year-old Marcus goes to live with his reclusive Aunt Charlotte after the sudden death of his mother. Aunt Charlotte is a painter who lives on a small island off the coast of South Carolina. Fiercely independent, prickly and secretive, she nonetheless steps up to shelter […]

Novel centers on struggles of family grief

“Rabbit Cake” went from being a book that I almost didn’t read to one I’m pestering my friends to give a try. While I was not initially intrigued by the story – it centers around a young and precocious protagonist and deals with a tragic death among a quirky family and community – I was hooked immediately after reading an excerpt. The […]