25 February 2012

Miss Bala, Mexico, 2011, **

A young woman gets into trouble with the local drug traffickers. They ask her to become their courrier in exchange of winning the local beauty pageant.
The Last Days, 1998, USA, ***

A documentary produced by Steven Spielberg about a group of Hungarian Jews survivors of the Holocaust.

22 February 2012

The Skin I Live In, La Piel Que Habito, Spain, 2011 ***

The newest film from Pedro Almodovar tells the story of a plastic surgeon who invents fake human skin. The story is hard to believe, it is almost science fiction, but it is quite entertaining.

16 February 2012

Drive, USA, 2011 ****

American thriller film directed by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (from the Pusher trilogy). A mechanic gets into trouble when he works as a getaway driver and a robbery goes wrong. With Ryan Gosling.

08 February 2012

À l’Interieur, 2007, France ***

If you like gore, this one is for you. Our deranged killer tries to steal a baby to be born from her soon to be mother. How? Opening her up and taking t She has a preference for scissors and sharp objects to kill everyone who gets in her way. Gruesome ending.
Angst, 1983, Austria *****

Written and directed by Gerald Kargl with cinematography by Academy Award winner Zbigniew Rybczyński. Banned in many countries for extreme violence, it tells the story of a murderer who gets out of jail and breaks into a family house to kill them all and be able to be sent back to prison. Amazing photography and background music. Very baroque; a lost gem. This movie served as inspiration to French director Gaspar Noé.
Carnage, 2011 ***

The film adaptation by Roman Polanski of French playwright Yasmina Reza’s critically acclaimed play. Shot entirley in Paris, the story takes place in New York. The parents of two kids argue over a fight their kids had at a park.
In the Land of Blood and Honey, 2011, US ***

A movie directed by Angelina Jolie about the atrocities committed in the 90s during the war in the former Yugoslavia. Spoken in Serbo-Croat and with a superb cast, the story is cruel, direct and at time shocking.