A decent Krimi with some Giallo vibes, das Netz is the story of 2 men and their crumbling place in the world. Mel Ferrer plays a writer who waxes nostalgically about the time he was still relevant. Klaus Kinski plays a journalist who will frantically try anything to stay in a position of relevance.
Despite Ferrer being the protagonist and giving a great performance, I feel this is really Kinski's movie. He's like a star that went supernova and destroys…
Hoop-Tober, year three, film #11:
I have no doubt in my mind that this at the very least partially inspired Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson & Galen Johnson's approach to the construction of the behind-the-scenes surrealist short form enigma, Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton. And, on a similar note, this would make a curious companion piece to Maddin's Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary; I may very well have to double feature them someday.
It is almost as though a movie director has taken one of his kids on set and given him a camera to go play with while the growns up go about making a real movie.
Except in this case the kid is an exceptionally talented experimental film-maker with a nose for creepy atmospherics, experimental filmic flourishes and meta-cinematic inserts, all used to great effect to create an indelible experience that will imprint itself on your amygala in an inexplicable way…
Cuadecuc, vampir is an exercise in editing and cinematic form. It's an art gallery movie, something which exists only to showcase its art, yet it stands out as one of the watchable films of its kind. It is a film constructed from leftovers, shot alongside Jesús Franco's Count Dracula, and made from disconnected moments and behind-the-scenes footage. This is a work of filmmaking voyeurism, a film that encroaches upon another. Yet it ends up more cinematic and potent than the…
jesus silky cow titty milking christ, estonia! what the hell is this?
if aardman animation studios replaced all of their cute stop-motion characters with melted nightmare babies straight out of a chris cunningham music video and huffed a rainbow colored spay can mixed with barnyard shit you’d get ‘the old man movie’.
the word ‘absurd’ has no meaning here. it’s filthy, vulgar and actually pretty fun. okay, really fun.
it’s david lynch’s dumbland tossed in with a dash of…
And I thought Moonwalk One had the most incredibly drawn-out, slow-motion, multi-angle Apollo launch sequence. Here, it takes 5 minutes for the Saturn V just to clear the launch tower! Truly epic.
This project amounts to little more than a beautiful collection of asynchronous images and sounds from various American space missions of the '60s and '70s with no real effort to maintain a precise chronology or coherent single narrative. I liked it anyway. Space remains a breathtaking place to…
Fun fact: Of all places, *this* is where (years ago) I met and shook hands with Buzz Aldrin — at a screening of an impressionistic, stoney, headshop version of “For All Mankind” set almost entirely to Mike Oldfield. He maintained that he didn’t “get it” and was (very) agitated by misleading edits but thought it was important at the time to get the counterculture and drop-out kids excited about NASA. And then he wouldn’t autograph my moon landing LA Times…
When I read David Guterson's novel East of the Mountains, I liked it about as much as you can like a story about a cancerous old man hiking through central Washington as he prepares to commit suicide. It was slow and somewhat uneventful, but also thoughtful and rarely boring. But I read the novel way back in 1999, when I was an obnoxious college kid working as a bank teller in Seattle. Now I'm an old man just like Tom…
I hope you love Isabelle Fuhrman's face because you're going to be seeing a lot of closeups of it to mask the fact that she's probably on her knees for 90% of her screentime lmao
First Kill takes a "Devil's Rejects" approach and makes Esther our not-so-sympathetic leading lady and final girl. For a while, It's sorta like American Psycho if you replaced Bateman with a little girl, I guess?
I was worried a lot of this movie would just…
First off all, I was scared that it's gonna suck and even nervous when I started watching it because 1) I thought the first film is one of the best thrillers I have ever seen, 2) Isabelle Fuhrman is 13 years older and her character is somehow meant to be younger than 9 years old and 3) it’s from the same director who directed The Boy movies and The Devil Inside.
So, let's start with this, did I have a…
A paramedic wakes up in a crashed ambulance in the woods. It's dark outside, everyone's knocked out, there's a serial killer tied to a gurney, and someone outside who wants to kill them all
Before you make a horror film, you should sit down and consider, "Would this work better as a 21-minute episode from TALES OF THE CRYPT?"
DITCHED starts in media res and features ample gore in the back half but is hurt by some really…
Waking up to discover her ambulance crashed in a ditch with no memory of how it happened, a paramedic has to work out who are her friends and foes while slowly coming to the realisation that the accident may have been orchestrated in this nifty horror thriller. The initial WTF stages of the film are engrossing, and while things becoming less interesting when it appears that bears are circling the ambulance, things soon pick up again as we discover what…