All tagged Charlize Theron

monster

If the numerous re-enactments of her crimes are even halfway close to the truth, then there is little doubt Aileen Wuornos was indeed a monster. Even if, as she claims, her first kill was in self defence, her subsequent killing spree erases all pity we might have felt. That she did it all for love, or the lack of it as this film suggests, is just appalling, and there's no excuse. Thankfully it is never offered as one.

head in the clouds

Why produce this story at all if you aren't prepared to give it everything? It purports to be a steamy exploration of a tragic romance in a war-torn time, and all it ends up being is a placid, stagey narrative where the lead characters are less interesting than the furniture.