Parasite

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Parasite is a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho. Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together… Continue Reading

The doors

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The Doors is a 1991 American biographical film about the 1960–70s rock band of the same name which emphasizes the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison. It was directed by Oliver Stone, and stars Val Kilmer as Morrison and Meg Ryan as Pamela Courson (Morrison’s companion).  The film portrays Morrison as the… Continue Reading

Animals

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When the train doors fail to open at the train station, the people inside get understandably irked. But when the same happens at the following stop, and the one after that, things quickly start to get out of hand. Animals… Continue Reading

Polar

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Polar is a 2019 neo-noir action film based on the comics series of the same name, in which the world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser, is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against… Continue Reading

In a nutshell

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From a seed to war, from meat to love, from indifference to apocalypse. An attempt to capture the world in a nutshell. A kinetic stop motion journey that captures the very essence of humanity, Fabio Friedli’s multi-lauded animation is the aptly… Continue Reading

Natural born killers

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Natural Born Killers is a 1994 American satirical black comedy crime film directed by Oliver Stone and starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Sizemore, and Tommy Lee Jones. The film tells the story of two victims of traumatic childhoods who became lovers and mass murderers, and are irresponsibly glorified by… Continue Reading

Amanda

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Twenty-year-old David lives in the moment. He juggles a variety of different odd jobs and continues to put off,  just for a while longer,  the time to make more serious decisions. This solitary daydreamer succumbs to the charm of Lena,… Continue Reading

The outsider

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The Outsider is a 2018 Japanese-American crime drama thriller film directed by Martin Zandvliet and written by Andrew Baldwin. It stars Jared Leto, Tadanobu Asano, Kippei Shiina, Shiori Kutsuna, and Emile Hirsch and follows an American who becomes a member of the Japanese yakuza. Michael Fassbender was considered to star in the film when Daniel Espinosa was… Continue Reading

A prayer before dawn

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A Prayer Before Dawn is a 2017 drama film directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, written by Jonathan Hirschbein and Nick Saltrese and starring Joe Cole. It is based on the book A Prayer Before Dawn: My Nightmare in Thailand’s Prisons by Billy Moore. The film tells the… Continue Reading

Child’s play

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Child’s Play is a 1988 American slasher film directed and co-written by Tom Holland, and produced by David Kirschner from a story by Don Mancini. Catherine Hicks plays a widowed mother who gives her son a doll for his birthday, unaware that the doll is possessed by the… Continue Reading

Only lovers left alive

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Only Lovers Left Alive is a 2013 internationally co-produced vampire film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their… Continue Reading

The lost boys

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The Lost Boys is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Joel Schumacher, starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, and Corey Feldman between others. The film is about two brothers who move to California and end up fighting a gang of young vampires. The film blends horror, humor, and… Continue Reading

It began without warning

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There’s not much story to “It began without warning”; it’s more about the immediate and intense thrills and the completely unanswered questions, thrown into a quick and tense 5-minute short.  One could imagine that this piece is simply a “proof-of-concept”… Continue Reading

Funny games

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Funny Games is a 2007 psychological thriller film written and directed by Michael Haneke, and a remake of his own 1997 film Funny Games,  which was entered into the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.. The plot of the film involves two young men who hold a family hostage and torture them with sadistic games. Naomi Watts, Tim… Continue Reading

Passion gap

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Passion Gap by writer/director duo Matt Portman and Jason Donald is one of those rare films that make you realize that the human condition is more than a struggle for many and that life across the world isn’t as familiar as… Continue Reading

Brawl in cell block 99

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Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a 2017 American action thriller film written, directed and scored by S. Craig Zahler. In which a former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly. It stars Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson, Udo Kier, Marc Blucas and Tom Guiry. It was screened… Continue Reading

Monkey shines

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Monkey Shines is a 1988 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero, based on the novel by Michael Stewart. The film stars Jason Beghe as Allan Mann, an athlete who becomes a paralyzed quadriplegic and develops a bond with an intelligent service monkey named “Ella”. The film, which was… Continue Reading

Trouble every day

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Trouble Every Day is a 2001 French erotic horror film directed by Claire Denis and written by Denis and Jean-Pol Fargeau. It stars Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Béatrice Dalle and Alex Descas. Two strangers share a strange and terrible bond in this stylish horror tale that juggles sex and graphic bloodshed.… Continue Reading

Good time

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Good Time is a 2017 American crime film directed by Ben and Josh Safdie. After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City’s underworld in an increasingly desperate-and dangerous-attempt to… Continue Reading

Only God forgives

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Only God Forgives is a 2013 Danish-French neo-noir psychological thriller film written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Vithaya Pansringarm. Julian (Gosling), a respected figure in the criminal underworld of Bangkok, runs a Thai boxing club and smuggling ring with his brother… Continue Reading

I spit on your grave

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I Spit on Your Grave is a 1978 American rape-and-revenge exploitation horror film written, directed, produced and edited by Meir Zarchi. It tells the story of Jennifer Hills (Camille Keaton), a Manhattan writer whose summer vacation in a riverside cabin goes tumultuous when a group of five men gang… Continue Reading

The neon demon

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The Neon Demon is a 2016 psychological horror film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, co-written by Mary Laws, Polly Stenham, and Refn, and starring Elle Fanning. The plot follows an aspiring model in Los Angeles whose beauty and youth generate intense fascination and jealousy within the industry. It… Continue Reading

The killing of a sacred deer

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a 2017 psychological horror film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, from a screenplay by Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou. The story is based on the ancient Greek play Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides. The film follows a cardiac surgeon (played by Farrell) who secretly… Continue Reading

Casualties of war

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Casualties of War is a 1989 American war drama film directed by Brian De Palma, with a screenplay by David Rabe, based on the actual events of the incident on Hill 192 in 1966 during the Vietnam war, in which a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when… Continue Reading

Under the pines by Bodies of water

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Bodies of Water is a band from the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, signed to independent record label Secretly Canadian. The core group consists of married couple David and Meredith Metcalf. However, the band often plays LA shows with five or more additional… Continue Reading

Kynodontas

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Kynodontas (Dogtooth in the english version) is a 2009 Greek film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos about a husband and wife who keep their children ignorant of the world outside their property well into adulthood. The film is Lanthimos’ second feature film and it won… Continue Reading

Shot caller

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Shot Caller is an American crime thriller film directed and written by Ric Roman Waugh, about a family man that is sent to prison after a fatal traffic accident. While inside, he is faced with criminals convicted for far worse crimes than his, so… Continue Reading

Sweetest kill by Broken social scene

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Broken Social Scene is a Canadian indie rock band, a musical collective including as few as six and as many as nineteen members, formed by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. Most of its members play in various other groups and solo projects, mainly in the city of Toronto. These associated… Continue Reading

Pokot

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Pokot (Spoor in the english version) is a 2017 Polish crime film directed by Agnieszka Holland. It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. At Berlin, the film won the Alfred Bauer Prize (Silver Bear). The film is set… Continue Reading

The hitcher

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The Hitcher is a 1986 American road action-horror film directed by Robert Harmon and written by Eric Red. It stars Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Jeffrey DeMunn. Howell plays Jim, a young man who gives a ride to a hitchhiker, played by Hauer. After narrowly escaping death,… Continue Reading