Director: Tim Grabham, Jasper Sharp
Starring: Slime Mould, Mark Pragnell, Tim Boon, Heather Barnett, UK 1h 21m
This full length documentary is a striking creature feature detailing the exploration of a common yet wildly unseen mould, now seen through the eyes of scientist, mycologists and artists who have invested huge amounts of time in studying the unusual plasmodial slime mould. Starting with the history and covering the amateur scientist who identified and documented it’s existence, the film gives insights into Victorian scientific methods and how slides were incorporated as evening entertainment. In modern times things are a little bit more unconventional and verges on science fiction as the seemingly inert plant controls a basic robot around a workshop floor, it’s predatory habits can be used to help people find water or a fire exit quicker and it’s motion and design influences visual and audible art. Continue reading Creeping Garden (2014)
Director: Kuo-fu Chen Writer: Kuo-fu-Chen, Richard Epcar
Starring: David Morse, Tony Leung Kai Fai. Taiwan 1h 43m.
There is a special talent for crossing movie genres and making them work, but director Kuo-fu Chen, has managed just that with his dark ancient cult vs a couple of determined police officers who aren’t fearful to think outside the box, but it turns out that you can’t just wave a wand and tell ancient religions that they can’t practice ritualistic killings at will anymore, even if you are with the FBI.
A troubled cop is on the edge of a nervous breakdown, as his life and career begin to fall apart, after blowing the corruption whistle on his force, he’s a pariah among his team and then forced to work with Foreign Affairs Officer as his wife files for a divorce. When three bizarre deaths are connected by a strange fungus that an attentive coroner finds in their nasal passage and brain after what seems to be a strange hallucinatory state. Continue reading Double Vision – Shuang Tong (2002)