Zhang is the embodiment of success. He’s on the cover of every magazine, his costumes are easily worth several minimum wages, and his work buddies are CAC 40, Nikkei and Dow Jones. But, such exuberant wealth is evidently a great source of jealousy… And what’s bound to happen, happens. Zhang gets kidnapped and imprisoned by… Continue reading Two Tigers
In our present Screen Age full of likes, influencers and fake news, it’s very tempting to wrap yourself in the snug, fuzzy blanket of the 80s. And what could possibly be more 80s than the VHS? Mullets? Still, any kid growing up back then will relate to Ralph (Mason McNulty), a 12-year-old boy whose parents… Continue reading Vhyes
Meet Chip Gutchell (Tyler Cornack); the kind of gutless middle-aged bore stuck between a dull job and a passionless relationship with an unwanted baby in suburban hell. His life borders on non-existence until that other staple of masculine midlife, the first prostate exam, turns his world upside down. Those cold, clinical fingers up his bum… Continue reading Butt Boy
Ten year ago, Christopher Morris unleashed FOUR LIONS on us, a ferocious political satire about four bumbling British Muslim jihadists and their failed attempts at domestic terrorism. This year we’re treated to a cautionary tale for our times, which – according to the opening titles – is “Based on a Hundred True Stories”. Because, yes… Continue reading The Day Shall Come
Following the global success of SWISS ARMY MAN, which he co-directed, we can vividly imagine Daniel Scheinert confidently entering the office of his producers with the pitch for his next project: “So, it’s about Dick, who dies in the E.R. where his two buddies Zeke and Earl have dropped him off in secret. They want… Continue reading The Death of Dick Long
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.
A snowed-in country road, not far from the Canadian border. A billboard alongside the road reads: “Make our country great again!”. JC, a young Filipino, takes in the landscape, while his European father drives him to the family motel. The building is as charming as a Nazi bunker and clients are rare. However, the business… Continue reading Motel Acacia
A sexy blonde is lying draped over a couch in a club, obviously too drunk to give a fuck. Luckily, there’s always a nice guy willing to help. He gallantly proposes to accompany her to where she lives. The Uber happens to pass by his flat. Wouldn’t she like to come upstairs for just one… Continue reading Promising Young Woman
BEYOND THE INFINITE TWO MINUTES is a delightfully light hearted Japanese flick about five innocent heartwarming friends who discover that they can travel two minutes into the future. And maybe more?
Welcome to Hotel Poseidon, where the rugs are gray, fungus is staining the walls and the guests seem to inhabit a parallel universe. The groundbreaking and transgressive theatre company Abattoir Fermé puts its surrealist nightmares on the big screen and delivers a darkly comic Lynchian trip.
1920, Barcelona. The missing of little Teresa sends a shock wave through the whole country. The “Vampiress of Ravel” is detained, but journalist Sebastià Comas uncovers a much more sinister affair…
When your camping trip falls through, don’t go knocking at the house of a family that has a striking similarity to the madmen of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. “But, but, but they looked so innocent”, Rylie (Malin Barr) and Sam (Sawyer Spielberg) sputter. “Until we started dinner…”
Miriam is on the brink of divorce when she returns home to her sister and her husband. When they betray her trust, she embarks on a path of vengeance… An emotionally shattering, unflinching and brutal masterpiece.
The car whisperer… A wild ride of a film with capitalistic zombies, class struggles and (un)protected flesh on metal sex. The worthy heir of CHRISTINE and CRASH is Brazilian for sure!