25 May 2011

The Cremator by Juraj Herz, Spalovac Mrtvol, Czech Republic, 1969 ☆☆☆☆

Right at the start of World War II, he owner of a successful incinerator in Prague is convinced by his friends that he has German descendants. His wife being Jewish, he decides to take action in the most gruesome way. A very visual and surreal film.
Potiche France, 2010 ☆☆☆

Another film by Fran├žois Ozon this time starting Catherine Deneuve as a housewife who suddenly needs to take charge of her husband's umbrella factory. Funny and with some musical interventions, a little kitch but still effective.

23 May 2011

My Soul To Take USA, 2010 ☆☆☆

One of Wes Craven's less popular films, this movie took 4 years to finish. A mixture of serial killer and mental illness with teenage characters works better than you would think.

21 May 2011

Videograms of a Revolution Videogramme einer Revolution, Germany, 1992 ☆☆☆☆

TV footage from Romanian TV and other anonymous sources of the day Nicolae Caesescu's dictatorship government fell.
Limitless USA, 2011 ☆☆☆☆☆

An aspiring writer starts taking a drug that enhances his brain capabilities in an extraordinary way. First he finishes writing his bestseller novel, later on he even becomes candidate for the US presidency. When he runs out of stock he will find himself in serious trouble.
Unstoppable USA, 2011 ☆☆☆

Denzel Washington and company are trying to stop a train carrying inflammable chemicals.