A beautiful short by Kibwe Tavares starring Daniel Kaluuya who most will know from Get Out. In this tantalizing short he’s a street kid who accidentally discovers a giant fish while out trying to make his fortune with his best friend. A simple lucky shot on their camera with the amazing giant jumping fish cements his fame and fortune and his small town transforms form the increased tourism, turning his little fishing town into a Neo Africa.
The film follows the rise and fall of both man and town, as the fish had never been seen again, now aged our young hero, now along and long forgotten as the man who spotted the biggest catch, shuffled through the ruins he heads out to sea and that’s when the storytelling begins to overtake the dramatic visuals.
There’s a meld of time and success, love and regret all mixed into the ending, the fish seems to be more of a symbol than a fine catch, but I think it’s fluid enough to allow viewers to make up their own minds about what it represents for them. Continue reading Short Movie Roundup 13 September 2020
Director: Steven R Monroe.
Starring. Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson, Rodney Eastman. USA. 1h 48m.
It’s not often I waltz into a remake but I thought I had better make an tiny effort for this one.. the film manages to stay true to the original but in all the wrong ways, heavily inspired by the cult classic banned movie from 1978 This remake of I spit on your grave managed to recreate a harrowing rape and revenge experience. Highlight rape culture and male dominance in society the film is a stark warning to the extent of the darker recesses of human culture. Continue reading I spit on your grave (2010) (R)
For me films aren’t supposed to just pass some time I do admire the fact that they can cause an effect on people, usually people chose comedies to help alleviate stress and to “av a laff” but there are a plethora of films which can cause some negative feelings and can be scary or disturbing. But despite this they are still enjoyable and here are a few films that tear me up…. Continue reading 10 Films that make me cry… Vol.01
Director : Tom Six
Writer : Tom Six
Starring Deiter Laser, Ashley C Williams, Ashley Yennie, Akihiro Kitamura, Netherlands. 1h 32m
One of those films that lowered the benchmark on gory horrors for another generation. Initially coming from a random pub conversation about the best sentence for pedophile a deranged fetish style story emerges and influenced a whole new style of grotesque lab horror.
A couple of American girls get lost on the way to a party in Germany, while attempting to find help, they are entrapped in the makeshift basement laboratory of an unbalanced retired surgeon, who used to specialise in separating twins but now has a kink for joining bodies together. After practicing on his dogs the doctor now want to have his own personal human centipede and combine the girls to another captive by their gastric system.
Continue reading Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2010)
Day 16 of 31
Srpski Film, – A Serbian Film (Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, 2010) (18) D: Srdjan Spasojevic W: Srdjan Spasojevic, Aleksandar Radivojevic C: Srdjan Todorovic, Sergej Trifunovic, Jelena Gavrilovic. 1h 44m. Serbia.
Synopsis : An aging porn star agrees to participate in an “art film” in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film.
TAGLINE : Not all films have a happy ending
One of the top contenders in the heavyweight division of disturbing and banned movies in the form of rare piece of transgressive art. Seemingly inspired by a range of political and sociological events in modern Serbia. Although mistakenly assumed to be an excuse for “just being a video nasty”.
Funnily enough through all the grime and grot this film does address some fairly serious issues, I think in some ways it lets itself down by promoting them in such a vivid way, but to be honest and in the words of John Doe from Se7en (1995) , “Wanting people to listen, you can’t just tap them on the shoulder anymore, you have to hit them with a sledgehammer and then you’ll notice you’ve got their strict attention.” Continue reading Srpski Film – A Serbian Film (2010)