The Festival du nouveau cinéma gave me a look at two fascinating films by a couple important filmmakers with strong auteur voices.
Dracula reawakens from the bottom of the ocean in the 21st century
Curtis Harrington’s NIGHT TIDE is a story of loneliness, psychological damage, and the terror of loving someone from a vastly different world.
Lucy. 2014. Directed & Written by Luc Besson. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Pilou Asbaek, Analeigh Tipton, Jan Oliver Schroder, and Nicolas Phongpheth. Ciné+/Canal+/EuropaCorp/TF1 Films Production. Rated 14A. 89 minutes. Action/Sci-Fi/Thriller ★★★ I’m a fan of Luc Besson. His first feature film, La dernier combat, is a tour-de-force in thinking outsideContinue reading “Lucy: Half-Assed Besson”
Soaked in Bleach. 2015. Directed by Benjamin Statler. Written by Donnie Eichar, Richard Middleton, and Benjamin Statler. Starring Tyler Bryan as Kurt Cobain, Sarah Scott as Courtney Love; featuring, as themselves, Tom Grant, Brett Ball, Max Wallace, and Norm Stamper. Daredevil Films. Rated PG. 100 minutes. Documentary/Drama/Crime. ★★★★★ Admittedly, even though I’ve always thought CourtneyContinue reading “SOAKED IN BLEACH Exposes the Bullshit of Cobain’s “Suicide””