Men and parasites are a common theme in these two vastly different but equally creepy short films.
A Young Woman’s Learning Curve in BODY AT BRIGHTON ROCK
Roxanne Benjamin pits a young woman against the wild, subverting gender and genre along the way.
HELL OR HIGH WATER: Desperation and Death in the Dirty South
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzw4wkHtEt4 Hell or High Water. 2016. Directed by David Mackenzie. Screenplay by Taylor Sheridan. Starring Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, Dale Dickey, William Sterchi, Gil Birmingham, Buck Taylor, Kristin Berg, & Katy Mixon. Film 44/OddLot Entertainment/Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. Rated 14A. 102 minutes. Crime/Drama/Western ★★★★★ Disclaimer: This review may contain several spoilers concerning the film's …
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Bad Day at Black Rock: An Open, American, Hardboiled Wound
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWpvrb6i9bI Bad Day at Black Rock. 1955. Directed by John Sturges. Screenplay by Millard Kaufman; adapted by Don McGuire & based on a story from Howard Breslin. Starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, John Ericson, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, Russell Collins, & Walter Sande. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Not Rated. 81 minutes. Crime/Drama/Mystery …
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Civil War-Era Creeps in DEAD BIRDS
Not often do we get a Civil War-era horror story. Screenwriter Simon Barrett pens this fascinating indie crossing supernatural horror with a tale of the South, slavery, robbers and gold.
THE PROPOSITION: A Kantian Australian West
John Hillcoat delivers a vision of the Wild West in Australia, by way of Immanuel Kant's moral philosophy.
Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained: Slavesploitation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8CZKbDzP1E Django Unchained. 2012. Directed & Written by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, James Remar, David Steen, Dennis Christopher, Don Johnson, Franco Nero, Bruce Dern, M.C. Gainey, Jonah Hill, Tom Wopat, Don Stroud, Russ Tamblyn, Amber Tamblyn, and Tom Savini. The Weinstein Company/Columbia Pictures. …
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The Hateful Eight: Tarantino & Race Relations in America
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69UwVX6Riv8 The Hateful Eight. 2015. Directed & Written by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, James Parks, Dana Gourrier, Zoë Bell, and Gene Jones. The Weinstein Company. Rated 18A. 187 minutes. Comedy/Drama/Mystery ★★★★★ For me, when I first got interested in film …
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