Saturday, October 29, 2011

Black death (2010)

Set in a medieval world, a bunch of mercenaries are seeking for a lost village, Their mission is to find out its leader and destroy the whole place, as they have orders from the powerful church. The Bishop thinks that something evil lives there and this is the reason that plague kills thousands of people all over the country. As they need some help to cross the forest, a monk will help them as he think it is God's will to find back his beloved woman who escaped there in order to survive from the plague. But he will be a marionette in a game of death that will change him from inside. They will find also the mysterious village where people don't believe at any religion and soon things will get messy. A dark and gory film that worth watching with a good cast and great cinematography.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Into the wild (2007)

Sean Penn is not only a great actor but also a brilliant director. His film is just so real and powerful that made me feel so many things. It is about the life of Christopher McCandless, a young student who after finished high school, he decided to leave his house and family back and discover world. He wants to go in Alaska and live there alone in the wilderness as a free man. He will meet several people who will help discover his self and truth about love, happiness and respect. They will also take some lessons of dreaming a better world from him as well. Chris has an incredible way of thinking and he never changed his mind of living a life away from the modern civilization. A romantic hero that made people smiling. Incredible movie. One of the best I saw this year. RECOMMENDED!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Kill squad (1982)

When Joseph, a successful businessman becomes a victim of an assault, his life is ruined. He has to live now on a wheelchair and he seeks for revenge also for his wife's rape an death. So with his best friend Larry, they call in help of some other old friends and co fighters from the Vietnam war. They all own to Joseph as he was their leader and they helped them escape from hell. Now it's time to help him back. So they will start investigating for the members of the gang that harmed Joseph but the cost will be high as they will become also victims of a sniper one by one. And Larry will have to find out the real truth about the whole story. A classic violent film of the eighties, full of fights and action scenes. Don't underestimate it, even if the plot is so simple.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Simya-ui FM aka Midnight FM (2010)

Ko Seon-young is a famous radio hostess but tonight she is going to give her last show, because she has to look after her sick daughter. But this show will be endless as a mysterious guy calls her and threatens to kill her family if she won't follow his orders. He sent to her a list of songs he wants to be played. He enters her house, start killing people and seeks for her daughter. Ko now is on the run in order to save hers little daughter life. Another fan of her show will try to help her as also her coworkers. A suspenseful film with good acting and fast direction that keeps you impatient. Another cool Korean movie as well ;) Enjoy!

Monday, October 17, 2011

The curious fate of humankind - Laura Sicouri (2011)

In a fantastic world of a fabric, the machines have taken control and everything is working correctly. But what if something happens? A funny short animation. Enjoy!

The Curious Fate of Humankind from Laura Sicouri on Vimeo.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Celda 211 aka Cell 211 (2009)

This was fresh and cool. Juan Oliver is a young man who is going to work as a prison officer. Unfortunately he gets trapped into the prison as a riot begins and there is no escape for him. So he poses as a prisoner and tries to survive at a place where hell looks like paradise. Malamadre is the boss around here and he leads the riot. He has nothing to loose and he doesn't care for his live. His mates are the toughest and become cruel to the other guards that also have been trapped inside the jail. The special forces are ready to take back the place but Malamadre has something to show them. He threatens them that he will kill three special inmates, terrorists of the ETA if they will try something. After Juan's wife tragical end outside the prison, he will drive crazy and kill the responsible man for that. And he will find out that his life will end up in this shithole. So time for these two different men finishes.

The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)

This is an epic tale full of sorcery, sword fights and lots of naked women. It was released by the same studio that made ''Conan the Barbarian" in 1982. But I love both of them. So let's return to the plot. Titus Cromwell is planning to rule over every land of this fantastic and forgotten world. So with the help of a demon called Xusia he attacks at King's Richard's kingdom, Ehdan and conquer it. Talon, the prince who witness his family's brutal death, manages to escape. After eleven years he will come back as a mighty warrior and with the help of his mercenaries, he will seek for revenge. But as he is not interested for the throne anymore, he will help Mikah who now is the heir and his sister Alana to gain back the kingdom and free people from the slavery of Titus. The rebellion is ready to start but there is also another threat that will appear from the past.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Kontroll (2003)

Bulcsú works as a ticket inspector at the filthy stations of the underground. With his crew they witness surrealistic moments of confrontation with illegal passengers, junkies and other ordinary people. Their job is not an easy one as they feel that no one likes them. Bulcsú has found a shelter on his job and he usually sleeps on the abandoned stations after midnight when they are empty, trying to avoid any communication with the life upon the surface. A dark tale that blends crime elements with drama but also comedy with noir. The excellent soundtrack also is a good point as well the remarkable direction of Nimród Antal. Recommended as a great experience of cinematography from the author!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Signal - Maxim Zhestkov (2011)

Can the humans decode the unsolved mysteries of the universe? You can find the answer or not, in this stunning short sci fi animation. The short camera and the direction works fine as the music helps the whole production. Great!

СИГНАЛ / SIGNAL from Maxim Zhestkov on Vimeo.