Were there such thing as a regulatory filmmaking handbook, it would clearly state that whenever man travels back in time he must either a) risk endangering his own birth or existence, or b) be responsible for his chronological reallocation in the first place. Timecrimes, the inventive debut from Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo brashly follows the […]
Franklyn is a mess of ideas. Several entirely different films so bizarrely tangled into one another that even the keenest viewer will eventually give up trying to fit this puzzle’s pieces together and accept that the film simply cannot, will not, make sense by the time the credits roll. Does it matter if a film […]
If revenge is a dish best served cold, Kim Ji-woon’s latest movie depicts a retribution so agonisingly prolonged that it’s covered in a veneer of mould by the time it’s doled out.
2010 Director: Quentin Dupieux Writer: Quentin Dupieux Cast: Stephen Spinella, Roxanne Mesquida, Jack Plotnick, Wings Hauser, Ethan Cohn, Charley Koontz, Tara O’Brien A bespectacled man stands by a dozen or so wooden chairs on a desolate highway. A police car approaches, knocking down the chairs as though they formed a driving course, and halts. A […]
2009 Director: Anno Saul Script: Jan Berger Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Jessica Schwarz, Heike, Makatsch Following on from such curiosities as The Box and The Bothersome Man, German thriller The Door fits into a science fiction subgenre perhaps best described as “could have been a Twilight Zone episode.” It’s a dark and inventive “what if?” fantasy […]
2010 Director: Yann Gozlan Script: Yann Gozlan, Guillaume Lemans Cast: Zoé Felix, Eric Savin, Arié Elmaleh Organ trafficking gets the Texas Chainsaw treatment in this Gallic horror, which sees a group of humanitarians captured in Eastern Europe and kindly alleviated of their burdensome components. While this premise may sound like the set up for another […]