Sunday, April 15, 2018

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (2018)



Written & Directed By: Lynn Ramsay 
Based on the book By: Jonathan Ames 
Cinematography By: Tom Townend 
Editor: Joe Bini 
Music By: Johnny Greenwood 


Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Alessandro Nivola, Judith Roberts, John Doman, Alex Mannette 

Balancing between feverish dreamlike hallucinations of a tormented past and a grim disoriented reality, the grizzled Joe--a traumatised Gulf War veteran and now an unflinching hired gun who lives with his frail elderly mother--has just finished successfully yet another job. With an infernal reputation of being a brutal man of results, the specialised in recovering missing teens enforcer will embark on a blood-drenched rescue mission, when Nina, the innocent 13-year-old daughter of an ambitious New York senator, never returns home. But amidst half-baked leads and a desperate desire to shake off his shoulders the heavy burden of a personal hell, Joe's frenzied plummet into the depths of Tartarus is inevitable, and every step Joe takes to flee the pain, brings him closer to the horrors of insanity. In the end, what is real, and what is a dream? Can there be a new chapter in Joe's life when he keeps running around in circles?

Saturday, April 14, 2018

MAYHEM (2017)



Directed By: Joe Lynch 
Written By: Matias Caruso 
Cinematography By: Steve Gainer 
Editor: Josh Ethier 


Cast: Steven Yuen, Samara Weaving, Steven Brand, Dallas Roberts, Kerry Fox, Mark Frost, Caroline Chikezie, Annamaria Serda, Nina Senicar 


Mayhem tells the story of a virus that infects a corporate law office on the day attorney Derek Cho is framed by a co-worker and wrongfully fired. The infection is capable of making people act out their wildest impulses. Trapped in the quarantined building, our hero is forced to savagely fight tooth and nail for not only his job but his life.

LAKEVIEW TERRACE (2008)



Directed By: Neil LaBute 
Written By: David Loughery & Howard Korder 
Story By: David Loughery 
Cinematography By: Rogier Stoffers 
Editor: Joel Plotch 


Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Patrick Wilson, Ron Glass, Justin Chambers, Jay Hernandez, Regine Nehy 


In California, the Caucasian Chris Mattson and his African-American wife Lisa Mattson move to a house in a gated community. The racist and dysfunctional next-door neighbor is the abusive LAPD Officer Abel Turner who feels uncomfortable with the relationship of the newcomers and transforms their lives into Hell on Earth.

TITUS (1999)



Written & Directed By: Julie Taymor 
Based On The Play Written By: William Shakespeare 
Cinematography By: Luciano Tovoli 
Editor: Francoise Bonnot 


Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Harry Lennix, Jonathan Rhys Myers, Colm Feore, Matthew Rhys, James Frain, Alan Cumming, Laura Fraser 


War begets revenge. Victorious general, Titus Andronicus, returns to Rome with hostages: Tamora queen of the Goths and her sons. He orders the eldest hewn to appease the Roman dead. He declines the proffered emperor's crown, nominating Saturninus, the last ruler's venal elder son. Saturninus, to spite his brother Bassianus, demands the hand of Lavinia, Titus's daughter. When Bassianus, Lavinia, and Titus's sons flee in protest, Titus stands against them and slays one of his own. Saturninus marries the honey-tongued Tamora, who vows vengeance against Titus. The ensuing maelstrom serves up tongues, hands, rape, adultery, racism, and Goth-meat pie. There's irony in which two sons survive.

HARDCORE (2004)



Written & Directed By: Dennis Iliadis 
Based On The Novel By: Aleka Laskou 
Cinematography By: Thimios Bakatakis 
Editor: Yorgos Mavropsaridis 


Cast: Katerina Tsavalou, Danae Skiadi, Iaonnis Papazisis, Dimitris Liolios 


Leaving behind a hard life with their families, two young girls end up in a brothel, fall in love and support one another against the adversities and violence of the night.

Friday, March 30, 2018

MON AND DAD (2018)



Written & Directed By: Brian Taylor 
Cinematography By: Daniel Pearl 
Editor: Rose Corr & Fernando Villena 

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters, Zackary Arthur, Lance Henriksen, Joseph D. Reitman, Robert Cunningham, Olivia Crocicchia 

There's definitely something terrible going on in the peaceful suburban community, as, one after the other, otherwise loving and caring parents mysteriously turn into ravenous carriers of an unfathomable pandemic that targets their offspring. Suddenly, every son and daughter--not only in the neighbourhood but also in the entire regionhave to run for their lives, as the rage-filled murderous intent is simply as unstoppable as it is inexplicable. Of course, Brent and Kendall's teenage children are no exception, and before long, the simmering but usual familial tensions will take a completely different meaning. Kids, stop hiding. Mum and Dad love you so much.

LEATHERFACE (2017)



Directed By: Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury 
Written By: Seth M. Sherwood 
Based On Characters Created By: Tobe Hooper & Kim Henkel 
Cinematography By: Antoine Sanier 
Editor: Sebastien De Sainte Croix & Josh Ethier 

Cast: Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Finn Jones, Sam Strike, Vanessa Grasse, Jessica Madsen, James Bloor 

 A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell, while being pursued by a lawman out for revenge.