Ayaan Hirsi Ali Everyone followed the cartoon crisis, or the crisis about the cartoon drawings of Mohammed in Denmark. That led to an explosion of violence because large groups of Muslims still will not accept criticism of their religion. Over and over again, when in the name of Islam, human blood is shed, Muslims are very quiet. When drawings are made or some perceived slight or offences given by writing a book, or making a drawing, or in some way criticising the dogmas of Islam, people take to the streets.
Recommended Angel Heart A PI is hired by a mysterious character to track down someone who disappeared. Strange murderous events seem to follow every lead and things get darker and more violent with each development until everything dives into the supernatural world and stays there.
Voodoo craft and devilish work is at hand, leading man to murder, incest and other violent deeds. Very gritty, stylish and dark with a dark sweaty texture that you can feel, and bizarre atmospheric sequences that all make sense at the end. Barton Fink An intelligent satire on writing screenplays, pitting inspired work against Hollywood cookie-cutter and commercial pressures.
The uptight, tormented Barton is whisked away to Hollywood to write a pointless b-movie after his plays become a success, and he finds himself in a surreal hell that becomes more and more literal. Small touches such as heat, peeling wallpaper, pus and flames are turned into a full-blown surreal vision in a climactic ending, with a wonderfully enigmatic epilogue that teases with themes of beheaded muses, hell, the devil taking over, and living in a beautifully superficial but enslaving postcard world.
Beasts of the Southern Wild A truly magical movie that deserved its hype. This tells the tale of a strong-willed little girl and her strict father that live in a poor bayou community in the American South called the Bathtub.
They live behind the levees and are in constant fear of flooding, but are very attached to their homes and lifestyle. Her father contracts an unknown disease, adding to the fears, but the people are well trained in the practice of toughing it out and ignoring bad news.
The movie is not only seen through her eyes, but also through her mind, combining gritty realism with the unexplained mysterious world of adults, and several stories or warnings become fantastical, imaginary and surreal. When she misbehaves, her fears that she may have broken the world are seen as reality, and beasts of legend turn into symbolic monsters.
A trip across the waters that may or may not be real, leads her to a floating whorehouse where a woman who may or may not be her mother seems to do magical things. I am usually not a fan of movies carried by children, but this one features a very striking and unforgettable lead, and the magic revolves around her.
Bernie French madness in the form of a black comedy. Trouble is, he is also a paranoid and violent-prone idiot several levels removed from reality. His father turns out to be a psychotic sodomizer bum, and his mom has succeeded in building a respectable life, or has she?
He also encounters a drug-addict, money-loving bitch whom he pays to be his girlfriend, and her sleazy wheelchair-ridden father. Sparks fly, madness and violence goes rampant, and the movie is full of one shocking, blackly comic and colorful surprise after another.
This is more like a nasty cartoon. A stuttering, shy and guilt-ridden Catholic man lives with his weird step-mother in a filthy apartment, peeping on his sexy, Vegan neighbour and then developing a relationship with her. A flawed, well-crafted masterpiece with a pointless bizarre and twisted sub-plot involving his step-mother.
It also boasts a very exquisitely intriguing ending. The original title also translates to Martyrdom as well as Ordeal which is much more interesting. A corny performer of love songs is hounded and desired by old women, but this is nothing compared to the fans of his romantic talents in the local backwoods village populated entirely by insane, inbred, desperate lonely men and no women.
This desperation soon leads to crucifixion, rape and other acts of violence although the director cuts away from the shock and gore, sometimes too much in fact.
Contains several demented scenes that rival Texas Chainsaw Massacre in its backwoods insanity. Although reminiscent of movies like THXBrazil and Zero Theorem with their themes of an individual desperately looking for humanity in a dehumanized world, the look of this movie is strictly contemporary, employing cold office-space and urbanism.
In this alternate modern world, big brother is always on ubiquitous speakers instructing people on safety, encouraging them to procreate from a very early age, and suggesting they grow to love the game of croquet.
The game, in this case, being a symbol for the larger theme of the movie of dehumanizing, alienating and sadistic social behaviour. Violence breaks out and crowds turn away politely, men die or kill themselves in the millions, and loyalty to authority masks cruelty, or, alternately, soulless masochism and suicidal tendencies.
And it is up to the protagonist to separate these two types of citizens using absurdly cruel but simple tests at his office. Humans submit to these tests to prove their loyalty, and the tests are designed to identify the people that actively think, but either way they end up soulless.
A quiet movie with a deceptively simple story that grows on you. Children, The This one is here purely for its incredibly effective and disturbing horror.
Well written, well acted, superbly directed horror with tension and psychologically terrifying developments that just keep building slowly to a crescendo. You may be thinking that a horror movie about killer children has been done lots of times before, not always successfully, except that this one really hits you in the gut.
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