INTO THE FOREST is an allegorical look at a divorced family grappling with mental illness. Or is it?
Beautiful, haunting, modern Gothic horror. It’s called a classic for a reason.
La chambre des morts. 2007. Directed & Written by Alfred Lot; based on the novel by Franck Thilliez. Starring Mélanie Laurent, Laurence Côte, Éric Caravaca, Gilles Lellouche, Jonathan Zaccaï, Céline Sallette, Fanny Cottençon, Nathalie Richard, Jean-François Stévenin, & Stéphane Jobert. Métropole Film Distribution/Mongrel. Rated 14A. 118 minutes. Crime/Mystery/Thriller ★★★★ La chambre des morts, translated into English roughly becomes Room of Death, is aContinue reading “La chambre des morts: Better Than a French Demme Knock-Off”
Dealer. 2014. Directed by Jean Luc Herbulot. Screenplay by Samy Baaroun & Herbulot. Starring Dan Bronchinson, Elsa Madeleine, Salem Kali, Bruno Henry, Hervé Babadi, Dimitri Storoge, Fatima Adoum, Didier Mérigou, Emmanuel Bonami and Franck Boss. Multipass Productions/Mad Films-Mi. Unrated. 75 minutes. Action/Crime/Thriller ★★★1/2 Ever since Nicolas Winding Refn brought the Copenhagen drugworld out in all itsContinue reading “Dealer’s Refn-Inspired Parisian Crime”
Peau Blanche a.k.a White Skin. 2004. Directed by Daniel Roby. Screenplay by Daniel Roby; based on the novel by Joël Champetier. Starring Marc Paquet, Marianne Farley, Frédéric Pierre, Jessica Harris, Julie LeBreton, Lise Roy, Joujou Turenne, Raymond Cloutier, Marcel Sabourin, and Jude-Antoine Jarda. Zone Films. Rated 14A. 89 minutes. Drama/Horror/Mystery ★★★★ I’ve been a longtime user of theContinue reading “White Skin Seeps Into Your Blood”