31 August 2009

Battle Royale , Japan, 2000 ☆☆☆

In a near future, Japanese youth rebel against adults and as a result, the law assigns a school each year to play the infamous "Battle Royale", where all the students are forced participate. They have the task of killing each other until only one person is left. He or she is the winner. The movie shows the fast and violent demise of a group of 40 students. What seems at the beginning a joke turns out to be a horrible nightmare.

24 August 2009

Unglorious Basterds , USA, 2008 ☆☆☆☆☆

Violent as any Tarantino film, this one turns a horrible history episode into an entertaining piece of fiction. One of Tarantino's best movies if you ask me. The only thing that bothered me was the little Western background music that would somtimes pop up. That is really out of place considering the story being told, but it is becoming one of Tarantino's musical traits.

23 August 2009

The Stepford Wives , USA, 1975 ☆☆

The original Stepford Wives is far more creepy and psychological. You will find no funny scenes here, only a very dark secret that is revealed at the very end. The movie is a little too long for what it's about, but still is able to deliver some chills.

19 August 2009

Home , Switzerland, 2008 ☆☆☆

A family's peaceful existence is threatened when a busy highway is opened only meters away from their isolated house in the middle of nowhere. Refusing to move, Marthe, Michel and their three children find innovative ways to adapt to their new environment. They continue their happy-go-lucky routine despite the daily stress of hundreds of noisy speeding cars. But suspicions about the highway's unknown long-term dangers cause family tension. Remaining in the disrupted household might not be so easy, but it's still their home. Source:http://www.swissfilms.ch/detail_f.asp?PNr=-2072141
C'est Arrivé Près de Chez Vous , Belgium, 1994 ☆☆☆

A fake documentary about a serial killer that looks like a comedy but it's quite disturbing at the same time. In black & white.
Les Yeux Sans Visage , France, 1960 ☆☆☆☆

A doctor and his daughter try to transplant the skin of a young woman in order to give his daughter a nice face once more. The experiments fail and have unexpected consequences.