L’Affaire SK1 (2015) dir. Frederic Teller

The non-linear story line works well. It allows for the exploration and development of multiple characters – detective Franck Magne (Charlie) and defense lawyer Frederick Pons. We are equally invested in the sub plot of the moral issues Pons faces and works through (as a female) to defend the monster who has serially raped, tortured and…

The pain was raw, exquisite.

“Okay, now, we just have one more to go… and there, we’re done. That wasn’t so bad was it?” He said, smiling at her reassuringly. She gritted her teeth, blinking back tears. It hurt. It hurt terribly. She cursed under her breath. Her eyes had begun to water when he forced the titanium bar through…

Daily Prompt: Fish

The fishbone lodged in her throat. Consumed in her grief, she barely registered the discomfort from the bone pressing against her walls. She swallowed huge gulps of air between shaky breaths. The light continued to blink. Once. Twice. He had sent another message. “Are you alright?” “Why, no,” She thought, “how could I possibly be…

I imagine you buckling and shoaling under the surface. Roiling.

With my head between your legs, my tongue prying and teasing through the fabric that sheathes your cock, I look up and over to you. Is it for affirmation? Direction? Assurance? It’s been altogether too long since I have had the pleasure of your cock in my mouth. Despite the months apart, this is instantly…

The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015) dir. Lars Kraume

  Burghart Klaussner (Fritz Bauer) may just be one of my favorite actors. It is not often I fall for a balding curmudgeon (see also Toni Servillo as Jep Gambardella in The Great Beauty) but Klaussner delivers a masterful performance as Attorney General Fritz Bauer who must surmount the odds in his quest to bring…

13 Minutes (2015) dir. Oliver Hirschbiegel

  This film is carried by the sheer magnetism of Christian Friedel. He is utterly believable as Georg Elser- skilled craftsmen, good-natured and passionate partner, patriotic German and almost-successful assassin of Hitler save for thirteen minutes. The movie brilliantly interposes scenes of Elser’s idyllic country life with his interrogation by Police Chief Arthur Nebe, a…

Misery is my familiar.

  Love terrified me. Having had its mere taste, I feared the change that would have surely followed- that I would change, morph into my most insufferable nightmare- becoming a creature emotionally dependent upon another. There’s an age old question- is it better to have loved and lost or to not have loved at all?…

And, detonation in T – 10s.

You push and prod. To save yourself, you wield your accommodating and understanding nature as the ultimate weapon. You ask him the one question he can’t possibly hope to answer- Why does he not love you? After all that you’ve given of yourself so freely trusting faithfully in the institution of the “we”, why are…

Love ain’t got nothing to do with it, love.

With some people, you wonder, why did we break up? On a night like this with the full moon hanging high up in the sky, its lustrous glow illuminating the sky and casting its light over shadows you’d sooner see buried; you pore over the inconsistencies in your otherwise flawless thought process perplexed by the…

Hook, line and sinker.

I run my fingers across the goosebumps on my arms, protracting my shoulders to curl into myself, wrapping my body tightly into a hug. I close my eyes, willing my mind to whisk me back to when I was in your arms. A small, contented smile crosses my lips. Thank you for every moment you’ve…