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

El bar

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El bar (The bar in the english version) is a 2017 Spanish black comedy thriller film directed, produced and co-written by Álex de la Iglesia. A group of completely different people are trapped inside a cafe in Madrid; anyone that leaves is immediately shot by… 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

The deer hunter

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The Deer Hunter is a 1978 American epic war drama film co-written and directed by Michael Cimino about a trio of Russian American steelworkers whose lives were changed forever after they fought in the Vietnam War. The three soldiers are played by Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and John Savage, with John Cazale (in his… Continue Reading

Polaroid

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Polaroid is a dark and stylish thriller that made a splash on the festival circuit in 2015. Set in a large Norwegian farmhouse in the middle of winter, two young ladies, Sarah and Linda, are clearing the place out after the… 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

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 hero

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The Hero is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed and edited by Brett Haley and written by Haley and Marc Basch. Lee Hayden is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old… Continue Reading

Kapgang

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Kapgang (Speed walking in the english version) is a 2014 Danish drama film directed by Niels Arden Oplev. It is based on a novel of the same name by Morten Kirkskov. In 1976 in provincial Denmark, 14-year-old Martin (Villads Bøye) is about to be confirmed when his mother dies… 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

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 blob

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The Blob is a 1958 American independent science-fiction horror film by De Luxe, about a growing, corrosive, alien amoeboidal entity that crashes to Earth from outer space inside a meteorite. It devours and dissolves citizens in the small communities of Phoenixville and Downingtown, PA, growing larger, redder, and more aggressive each time it does… Continue Reading

Beetlejuice

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Beetlejuice is a 1988 American comedy-fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. The plot revolves around a recently deceased young couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) who become ghosts haunting their former home, and an obnoxious, devious ghost named Betelgeuse (pronounced “Beetlejuice”, portrayed by Michael Keaton) from the Netherworld… 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

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

Au revoir là-haut

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Au revoir là-haut (See you up there in the english version) is a 2017 French drama film written, directed and starred by Albert Dupontel, adapted from the novel The Great Swindle (Au revoir là-haut in French) by Pierre Lemaitre. The film mixes high craft, surrealist humor… 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

Muscle

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Heidi Miami Marshall’s Muscle explores the ambivalence of a wife who is tasked with taking care of her dying husband, as she struggles with the relationship itself, which started falling apart before the sickness hit. It is a slow-paced, thoughtful film that… 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

The war of the roses

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The War of the Roses is a 1989 American black comedy film based upon the 1981 novel of the same name by Warren Adler. The film follows a wealthy couple with a seemingly perfect marriage. When their marriage begins to fall apart, material possessions become the center… 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

The devils

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The Devils is a 1971 British historical drama horror film directed by Ken Russell and starring Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave. Russell’s screenplay is based partly on the 1952 book The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley, and partly on the 1960 play The Devils by John Whiting, also based on Huxley’s book. The film is a… 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

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

Berlin syndrome

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Berlin Syndrome is a 2017 Australian psychological thriller film directed by Cate Shortland, and written by Shaun Grant, based upon the novel of the same name by Melanie Joosten. It stars Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt. In the plot, Australian photographer, Clare, meets Andi while holidaying in Berlin.… Continue Reading

Enter the void

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Enter the Void is a 2009 English-language French drama film written and directed by Gaspar Noé and starring Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, and Cyril Roy. Set in the neon-lit nightclub environments of Tokyo, the story follows Oscar, a young American drug dealer who gets shot by… Continue Reading

Una mujer fantástica

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Una mujer fantástica (A fantastic woman in the english version) is a 2017 Chilean drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio and starring Luis Gnecco and Daniela Vega between others. Four years ago, Lelio shook up the official competition in Berlin with Gloria, a bracingly honest, ultimately empowering study of the… Continue Reading