(aka Demon) This one is almost impossible to sum up. This is partly because any attempt is going to carry even the most circumspect summary into spoiler territory. However, it is also because this is a film that starts in one place and then moves into stranger and stranger places which seem to have little […]Read more "God Told Me To (1976)"
It is hard to even begin to write about this one. After all, what we have here is a very strange Art House Science Fiction movie, jam packed with incredible imagery and following a decidedly non-linear course through what seems almost a simple story — if it weren’t so complicated. A man has been sent back in […]Read more "Cycle (2012)"
Film — as an Avant Garde art form? That is essentially what the director, Marcel L’Herbier, is doing here. This film was made at the height of the Paris Avant Garde of the Twenties, with a handful of Marcel’s friends from the world of art providing the mise en scène — including Fernand Leger, René […]Read more "L’inhumaine [The Inhuman Woman] (1924)"
If I had to sum this one up in just a few words, I probably would be tempted to describe it as a Japanese attempt to make one of those Mexican luchador masked wrestler movies. Which would be almost as weird as the film they actually did make. A young man notices that a planet […]Read more "The Golden Bat [Ôgon batto] (1966)"
I don’t even know where to begin with this one. I mean, it is strange. Very strange. Weird things happen. And yet, throughout, our put upon protagonist remains…numb. Weary. Disconnected. Apathetic. I think the spirit of this one was best summed up in the end credits, when they gave special thanks to “That “Greasy Cokehead Director […]Read more "Nothing Really Happens (2017)"
It’s all in a days’s work. Dr. Marek is out on a routine ambulance run with his driver Mima, a reckless young woman who wanted to be a race car driver — and whom Marek loves somewhat hopelessly. A woman in a sinister black race car nearly causes an accident then asks […]Read more "Upír z Feratu [Ferat Vampire] (1982)"
What a strange film. And I don’t mean that in a good way. Gintama is the live action film adaptation of one of the many anime series out there, this one about an Edo era Japan where space aliens have come to Japan. While they originally came as visitors, that slowly changed and the Samurai […]Read more "Gintama (2017)"