[Festival du nouveau cinéma] APPLES / UNDINE

The Festival du nouveau cinéma gave me a look at two fascinating films by a couple important filmmakers with strong auteur voices.

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Mermaids and Other Myths: Curtis Harrington’s NIGHT TIDE

Curtis Harrington’s NIGHT TIDE is a story of loneliness, psychological damage, and the terror of loving someone from a vastly different world.

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Lucy: Half-Assed Besson

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”

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SOAKED IN BLEACH Exposes the Bullshit of Cobain’s “Suicide”

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””

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