RE: Movie thread
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Have seen a few interesting flicks recently that I can recommend if your looking for something outside of the mainstream, Stryker these might be right up your alley, or maybe not…
House Of The Devil, a bit of a throwback to old school horror flicks, the story is VERY simple, visually it has a real 80s aesthetic and a kind of slow burn pace that sets it far apart from the typical torture-porn flicks which are filling cineplexes these days. The film is all about mood and it created a genuine feeling of suspense, which not many flicks can do for me these days.
Bellflower, a really divisive film, I was discussing it with a group of friends and came to the conclusion that it splits audiences into three camps: either you hate it it with a passion, appreciate it on an technical level but still not like it, or love it. I was in the last group. Has a sincere DIY feel to it, the guy who wrote and directed it is also the star and also built the Road Warrior-esque Buick and flamethrower that feature in the flick. He also customised the one of a kind camera they shot it on. “You’ve never seen anything like it before” is a statement that gets hurled around a lot these days, but for this flick at least it holds true. Kind of heralds the arrival of a new filmmaking talent, reminded me a bit of Scorsese and Taxi Driver.
The Skin I Live In, this one is definitely not for everyone. I really liked it though. An outlandish drama with a lil’ bit of sci-fi and subversive horror elements peppered in. The trailer for this one is a bit misleading, to be expected seeing as the film is a tough sell to audiences, but it gives a general idea of how far reaching the story is. A mate of mine described it as “thoroughly f’d up”… which has either positive or negative connotations, depending on your tastes. Definitely Antonio Banderas’ best work in a very very long time… not surprising, since he’s working with the filmmaker who launched his career.