Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lot in Sodom (1933)

This film is a must see for anyone interested in the virtuosic film work of the German and Soviet filmmakers of the late silent era as it is a rare example of similar work being done in America.

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Ink (2009)

Ink is the last inspirational sci fi gem I trully enjoyed.
The plot was about the confrontation of two forces over humanity's sleep.
There are the good guys. They deliver hope and strength through good dreams.
And there is the opposite side, the Incubus sharing fears through nightmares.
John is a successful businessman who lost his wife at a tragedy.
He will lose his daughter's care because he is interested only for his job.
When Emma (his daughter) is being kidnapped by a monstrous man through her sleep, John will fight for her saving and his soul.
Separate in their journey, they encounter unusual characters that exist only in their subconscious. Or do they? 
The political slam on capitalism and the analogy of drug addiction to that of power and greed are clearly contrast to true values of family and self worth.
Ink is a high-concept visual thriller that weaves seamlessly between the conscious and the subconscious. 
Ink has been hailed as the new "it" movie and compared to cult classics Brazil, Donnie Darko, The Matrix, Dark City and Pan's Labyrinth.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ex Drummer (2007)

I think this is one of the sickest films ever.
Brutal, raw, political incorrect, fascinating, extreme, shocking, bizarre, you can call it whatever you want to.
It is based on one translation of the writer Herman Brusselmans.
The rich and arrogant writer Dries is looking for fun joining the band of three handicapped losers.
He is sarcastic and cynical and starts to manipulate them and turn them against each other.
The three members are also sick.
One beats and rapes people nonstop and has a skewed perspective as his view apparently is upside-down.
His handicap is that he has a speech impediment, but who's to say that that's a real handicap?
One is a homosexual who's mother is domineering and whose father is chained to his bed.
He can't bend his arm due to a masturbation mishap.
One is a deaf junkie who is also a wife beater and a father of a baby girl.
His wife is a junkie and they will loose their child finally.
The consequences are ready to appear and change their lives forever!

Dr. Who for president!

We love Dr. Who!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fen ku lou aka Phantom Killer (1981)

Master Siu is an martial arts expert.
As young and handsome he is, many girls want him for lover.
When several girls of the town have been murdered Siu will be the suspect.
He will try to prove his innocence and things gonna be more complicated after the discovery of another dead girl placed in a statue.
So other players get in the plot as a strange potter and his dwarf assistant and the gang leader Kam who wants Siu dead for a payback. 
No one can find out who the real killer is.
There is intense and the script is really good.
Not the classic fighting movie.
If you prefer a story about mystery and real characters this is your choice!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ballad of Mary Slade - Robin Fuller (2006)

Following the death of a young woman, the tragic story of her life and eventual demise slowly unfolds as the insects that consume her decaying body become actors in the fateful retelling of her downfall.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Un gatto nel cervello aka A cat in the brain (1990)

Maestro of horror Lucio Fulci directs a great horror & gore film.
Maybe his last inspired creation.
He is the protagonist and plays himself as well.
After directing and writing scripts for horror films for years, Fulci begins having nightmares and visions of dead all around him.
So he visits a psychiatrist who tends to be a serial killer.
The insane doctor uses Fulci's death scenes from the movies as a model for the massacre.
Fun for the family (just kidding)!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Piotr Kamler - Une mission éphémère (1993)

This is one of the best animations ever made for me. 
A weird sci fi world for your eyes!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

300 visits already!

We had already 300 visits. Thank you very much. Enjoy the flight!

Dying breed (2008)

Dying breed is an Australian horror flick.
Placed at the Tasmanian jungle it is the story of a team of young people searching for the Tasmanian tiger, a rare species.
The leader of group is zoologist Nina.
According to a photograph which she found from her lost sister who died in search of the tiger.
She starts the quest with her boyfriend Matt and a couple of friends.
They will arrive at an traditional village of weird residents.
Soon the things will be complicated after they will notice strange incidents happening.
And they will find out that the legend of cannibal prisoner Alexander "The Pieman" Pearce was real, as paying the cost.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Machete (2010)

Texan director Robert Rodriquez continues his tribute to grind house & exploitation cinema genres.
He directs a bloody story about vengeance and he does it very well.
He blends political intrigues with the concern of justice in human rights.
It is not just another b movie but focuses into problems of immigration too.
Danny Trejo was the ideal man for the protagonist's role.
His scars can thrill everyone. His machete too.
He is an ex federal cop who loses his family after being trapped by drug lord Torrez (Steven Seagul).
When Michael Booth, the Texas senator's advisor offers him a job he will be a victim of conspiracy.
But he will survive and seek for revenge. A woman who helps Mexican immigrants, a cop and a priest will come along him to clean up the mess.

Susumu Yokota & Thomas Hicks - Kaiten Mokuba (1999)

A love story at the luna park..a bizarre colorless animation!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Shôwa kayô daizenshû aka Karaoke terror (2003)

Karaoke Terror is an extraordinary black comedy based on Ryû Murakami's famous novel.
When a pervert kills a middle aged woman, her friends (all called Midori) will seek for revenge. 
So they will finally take him down but now is the time for his friends, another karaoke singers team to follow and continue this blood path.
So the battle will be a death game for all.
This film is a parody of Japan's modern life and social system including extreme violence and middle age dullness.
Only for open minded watchers!

Lilovyy shar aka The purple ball (1987)

This is an entertaining sci fi film from Georgian director Pavel Arsyonov.
The story is very simple.
Alisa Seleznyova and her father professor Seleznyov are traveling in space.
They meet their old friend archaeologist Gromozeka, who's just discovered a planet all inhabitants of which died.
It became known that they discovered a virus of hostility, got infected and killed each other.
Gromozeka also discovered that they had left the virus on Earth 26000 years ago, and the virus is about to become loose.
The only chance to save the Earth is to travel 26000 years back in time - to the epoch when witches, dragons and magicians lived along with usual people.

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Enjoy it my friends!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

À travers la forêt aka Through the forest (2005)

This is a surrealistic film with a minimalistic view with few extras.
Every scene is shot continuously to complete the paradox.
The emotions are very strong and you have to be concentrated otherwise you will get lost in this fantastic world of Armelle.
She is one of three sisters (Bérénice and Roxane are the others).
She can't escape from the visual world she lives after her boyfriend's death.
Her two sisters cannot help her at all.
Although they both have men, we never see them, and the only time the other two sisters are on screen they complete a circle with Armelle, that no-one else enters. 
After the advice of one to invite a medium she will meet a guy who looks like her dead man.
There starts a supernatural game between Armelle's mind and reality.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Jipangu (1990)

Jipangu is an old skool samurai film blending action, fantasy and romance into an epic tale.
You may think also that is a tribute to Shaw brothers productions of the sixties and seventies.
The characters are interesting, requiring no real development due to their comic book style appeal.
The action scenes are excellent and the humour is great.
The main character is the outlaw Jigoku-goraku-Maru, a fearless gang leader who tries to find a secret treasure which is a golden sword.
It is the only weapon that can defeat the King of Golden Kingdom, a guy who killed the predessecor and imprisoned his wife and queen of the land.
When the dead king will come back to life he will seek revenge joining Jigoku-goraku-Maru's gang and Pistol Lily as they all reach the forgotten land.
But a ninja master and his clan follow them after Shogun's command to gain the sword and the treasures of the Golden kingdom.  

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Let's get industrialised!

Rose for a day (2007)

When a cop gets killed by a tough gang who's leader is the 'Butcher', his young lover seeks for revenge.
She will not stop at anything till everyone is dead. 
This marvellous short film from Greece won some prizes at several national film festivals. 
The directors mixed Tarantino style action movies up with noir & martial arts films.
A great work. I recommend it as one of the best Greek short films ever seen!

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tron style commercial from 80s!!!

Inhyeongsa aka The doll master (2004)

Inhyeongsa is a spooky film from Korea.
5 people are being invited to an art museum full of strange dolls.
They don't know the reason and the hostess is mysterious enough.
Soon they will all be victims of a curse and a vengeance.
A doll will take revenge for the death of her beloved.
The plot sometimes was weak but the actors did their best I think and the atmosphere was dark enough.
So if you want try it!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Jan Svankmajer - Meat Love (1989)

A strange love story ends unexpectedly in the kitchen.
Jan Svankmajer from Prague is one of the most celebrated animators in the world.
His unique style introduces Surrealism through the distinctive use of stop-motion technique.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The afterman (1985)

This obscure movie comes from Belgium and director Rob Van Eyck.
With no dialogues at all, it is almost a weird experience watching that flick.
Placed on a barbaric world, a guy who is not able to speak or write because he was living in a shelter after a nuclear war for many years, tries to survive alone.
He will meet a young woman after a difficult situation and together they will try to escape from madness and violence.
Between sexploitation and gore this film is a post-apocalyptic thriller hidden for many years.
Unfortunately there are not many people on the lookout for this film and that's mainly either because they don't know it exists or because the reputation of writer/director.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Inception (2010)

What could happened if intruders attack into our dreams and change our decisions?
This superb quiz comes out from director Christopher Nolan.
In an environment where secret agents can enter the human mind through dream invasion, there is only one opportunity for a thief to take back his life.
A must seen for sci fi lovers!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

There can be only one...king of pop!

This is a terrible battle taken from the hilarious Celebrity Death match!