Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Titane (2021) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Director Julia Ducournau follows up the disturbing and somewhat demented Raw with a film that, quite frankly, makes the 2016 film look like a Richard Curtis rom com. Titane is truly a horrific experience –  a violent, surreal and bloody combination of Cronenbergian body horror, Ken Russell kitchen sink drama and art house French cinema that sees Agathe Rousselle give a stunning performance in the lead role as a woman who, after being injured in a car accident as a child, has a titanium plate fitted into her head.  It’s extreme taboo busting cinema that will shock and disgust in equal measures but also, oddly, make you laugh at the least expected moments.  It makes zero sense of course but as an experience it’s one that you won’t forget in a hurry.  Raw was a better film overall but Julia Ducournau makes herself out once again as a director watch.

Best Bit: “How many of you are there?”

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Raw, Natural Born Killers, Crash (1996), Revenge (2017)

7 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...