After a stint in jail for going all yippee-ki-yay motherfucker on a couple of bank robbers, Rex is as publicly adored as he is despised. To get away from all the attention he decides to take a trip to Finland, only to end up dangling in a basement with a missing leg…
No swinging sixties in Taiwan: a group of students hide from the Kuomintang, who torture the population in order to eradicate all communist scum… A hyper realist fever dream, in between SILENT HILL (the atmosphere) and PAN’S LABYRINTH (the political context).
Rio de Janeiro, 1997. “Love me, love me, say that you love me” the Cardigans croon on the radio, but that’s of little comfort to the girl who’s listening. She’s being held hostage in a sleazy room and her captors demand ransom from her rich senator of a dad. She’s one of the 11 kidnappings… Continue reading The Division
Are you a teacher? Are you fed up of all those pupils seemingly raised by a pack of wolves? Kick back, relax and enjoy this BATTLE ROYALE for the iPhone generation. With a heavy dose of gory sarcasm and 100% Montessori.
Elena suffers from tetraplegia and goes through life in a wheelchair. Her dad tries to cheer her up by getting her a cute doggie but when the latter bites an infected bat he turns… batshit insane! Cujo’s no match for him, but is Elena? She’s always been more of a cat person.
You’d think by now we’d be used to the psychological terror of Korean chillers but no: this mom on the lookout for her missing son took us to a dark, dark place (hiding underneath our desk).
Heh, four senile has-beens of Argentinean cinema in a humongous mansion: an easy target for two ruthless real estate agents, right? Well, it turns out the old-timers know a thing or two about scheming too… Sizzling dialogues and cynical humor from the director of THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES.
What at first seems like the portrait of Kozo, an elderly extra in samurai movies, quickly shoots off in all directions, from mythical seagulls and prehistoric monsters to drug dealers and Steve McQueen. It’s a hilarious and heartfelt ode to the film industry full of absurd digressions and free associations.
It may be hard to believe but we weren’t Satanists yet. Sacrificing goats while playing The Grateful Dead backwards is fun, but also a little silly. But we have seen the Light: Satanism is the only humane belief, a Black Mass of Empathy against the lies and heartlessness of the Christian Church. In unison: Hail… Continue reading Hail Satan?
Jun is the ultimate secret weapon of the Korean government, but all he dreams of is to be a comic book writer… In the mood for a feel-good movie? How about TRUE LIES boosted by manga intermezzo’s à la KILL BILL and with at least as much visceral violence as in THE RAID?
We all know the horror trope of the token black guy who dies first, but Xavier Burgin lets us see what’s behind the cliché. He takes us on a journey from Griffith’s BIRTH OF A NATION to GET OUT, from the Ku Klux Klan to Black Lives Matter. A true eye-opening experience!