In the near future David Hoffman is a hard boiled Paris detective. While pursuing Nicolov a notorious human trafficker, Hoffman’s is helpless as his wife and partner is killed before his eyes. Nicolov escapes and leaves the cop’s life in shambles.
Set in the pastoral north of Thailand close to the Laos border, Uncle Boonmee tends to his Tamarind farm. He’s dying from kidney disease when he’s visited by his sister and nephew from the city. During dinner they’re joined by the spirit of his deceased wife and his son that has transformed into a forest beast.
In 1966, a gruesome string of deaths on a Tokyo US Military base brings the attention of a secret organization simply named the Council. They dispatch an agent to investigate.
The film has some nice visuals, costume design, and 3 very attractive gun toting women in body armor. Unfortunately, Assault Girls takes itself too seriously.
Americans have finally built a wall completely separating their land from Mexico. Instead of keeping out immigrants, they hope to keep out illegal aliens of the non-terrestrial kind.
Black Lightning is a super hero inspired story, mixing cold war nostalgia with modern day Russian affluence. The film borrows from Back to the Future, Transformers, and Spider-Man. Few films have been so good while blatantly ripping off other films, this one surprisingly succeeds.
A fairy tale inspired movie of a fisherman who catches no fish, a boy with no family and a circus of freaks. With the combination of great acting and haunting outdoor visuals, Nimmermeer is truly cinematic in it’s scope and impact.
Ong Bak 3 continues the story from Ong Bak 2, but shares nothing but the name from first Ong Bak. Clearly this is to destroy any love we have for the original. It’s working.
This Swedish film mixes childhood innocence and vampires in a way that is both horrifying and tender. Thankfully, it’s a unique vampire story that absolutely has no resemblance to Twilight. The film is a beautifully told story with atmospheric visuals and great performances.
The film is not a non-stop slash fest of blood and gore. It’s quick and brutal; One Eye is an unapologetic killing machine. Considering his character is mute and with only one eye, he’s able to convey emotion and a physicality that communicates beyond words. He’s brooding and threatening.
The film also accurately conveys how depressing the situation is. There’s no Bruce Willis’ Armageddon bravado, there’s only impending global extinction. This film doesn’t beat around the bush.
Ben an art student, becomes an insomniac after a nasty breaking up. Unable to sleep, he works the night shift at a 24 hour supermarket. Surrounded by misfits, Ben and his crew spend their shifts trying alleviating the boredom and routine of their jobs. Until Ben discovers he can stop time.