Readers of this blog know I enjoy films that make us confront controversial issues in ways we’d rather not. Last year Todd Solondz’ abortion film Palindromes was a highlight, drawing critical engagement from bloggers Tyler Williams and Ken Ristau. That film skewered pro-choice and pro-life sides mercilessly. This year’s Hard Candy, about a pedophile who gets snared and tortured by a young teen, is just as morally ambiguous.
I’ll get a full review up later, but for now here are some tantalizing movie clips, about a minute long each, from iFilm (see more at the web-site).