Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The Official Story
How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck
Repetitive Herzog documentary about Pennsylvania auctioneers.
Man Bites Dog
This movie is fucked up. Definitely recommended for violence-lovers.
A documentary crew follows a serial killer around as he rapes, murders, and bodydumps local citizens. The longer they film him, the more the filmmakers get involved.
Aliens capture humans and keep them as pets.
Think Twilight Zone episode meets French animated sci-fi movie.
From the 1970s.
I have a new celebrity crush.
Her name is Chantal Goya.
She is a babe.
Belle De Jour
Catherine Devenue plays a housewife with intimacy issues. She copes by becoming a prostitute. Who wouldn't? This is by far the most accessible Bunuel film I've ever seen. I'd highly recommend this one.
I'm Not Scared
Whitney and I invited our friends over to watch this Spanish thriller. Half an hour in, we were all covering our eyes, hiding behind blankets, and screaming. All the good things we'd heard about I'm Not Scared turned out to be true.
I wrote my thesis on Hollywood ghetto high school movies so The Class has been on my To-Watch list for a while now. As it turns out, the worst that French teachers have to deal with are kids who talk back, have disrespectful attitudes, and a limited vocabulary. No one gets shanked by makeshift knives, has their dogs murdered, or gets their heads smashed into the floor. You know, like American high schools. Very interesting entry into the genre.
Nice minimalist film without any real conflict. Three adult siblings must decide to what to do with their mother's priceless art collection. So they do. The end.