A bunch of intellectual left-wing elitists are celebrating the election of a friend to a Parliamentary Seat, representing her party on a number of issues relating to healthcare. On the eve of her greatest triumph, her world is torn apart with revelations of illness, adultery, greed, and hypocrisy. This is a scathing black comedy about a small group and their personal drama. The wit is sharp, cynical, and laced with poison barbs that pull through social norms, politeness, relationships, and social politics.
Two brothers speed across the highway with their father, trying to outrun the storm as it crashes down on top of them. This is a flash back to decades before the film, adding emotional depth through talk about football, whose fault it is they’re running behind, and the sudden death of the father that we only sort of barely got to know. Oh, they also have southern accents- these are all some good ol’ boys. They ain’t meanin’ no harm.…
This is a weird little nugget that I found streaming on Netflix. Taking place in an unspecified "not too distant future", Residue follows the efforts of a private detective as he reads through a mysterious journal that leaks a sticky residue. As soon as he begins reading, our protagonist is haunted by visions of other-worldly things and fractured moments in time. The film seems drenched in atmosphere and you can feel a certain stickiness throughout the story. It won't be for everyone, but it'll hit the right note for certain Lovecraftian fans of bizarre low budget indie efforts.
Sometimes the niche is incredibly small. A sliver of an audience or a grain, but the niche still exists and it still wants to be served. There are only so many jump scares a film can have before you go numb, only so many CGI effects before you stop feeling the impact, and sometimes the brain is starved for something “different” and also a little familiar. The Void is a perfect thirst quencher for the classic horror of…