Director: Tony Tilse and Greg McLean
Cast: Lucy Fry, John Jarratt, Dustin Clare
The Wolf Creek TV series works really well and to my mind is stronger than either of the films upon which it is based. Continue reading
Director: Andrzej Zulawski
Cast: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen, and Heinz Bennent
In Possession (1981), Mark (Sam Neill) returns home from a secretive business trip to learn that his wife, Anna (Isabelle Adjani), wants a divorce. Mark discovers that Anna has had an affair with Heinrich (Heinz Bennent) and suspects that her increasingly erratic behavior is due to a continuation of this relationship. The truth, however, is much stranger than Mark imagines… Continue reading
A BluRay for a Euro. How bad can it be?
I saw this BluRay of The Unborn (2009) on sale for a euro the other day and thought, “How bad can it be?” The cover looks good – eye catching (cough) – and there’s some real talent in the cast, namely Gary Oldman and Idris Elba. I also had a faint memory of the trailer looking half decent, so I said, “What the Hell!” and spent my hard earned euro on it.
Here’s what I thought…
Yaniv ‘Nev’ Schulman, a New York photographer, has one of his photographs published in The New York Sun and 3 months later receives a painting of it by 8 year old Abby Pierce who lives in rural Michigan. A close friendship develops between the two, primarily on Facebook, and Nev soon becomes involved with other members of Abby’s circle of family and friends. Nev’s brother, Ariel ‘Rel’ Schulman, and fellow film-maker Henry Joost, sense a story developing and begin documenting it. Meanwhile, Nev becomes close to Abby’s beautiful older sister, Megan, but things are not quite what they seem.
What a mixed bag this weeks viewing was! Nine films watched: Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014), Dobermann (1997), Citizen Kane (1941), Sick Girl (2007), Oculus (2014), Mystery Road (2013), Blue Ruin (2014), The Colony (2013), and Atrocious (2010).
Hmm. Not a particularly good week for movie choices…
I watched a trio of short films from Terry Gilliam this week: The Legend of Hallowdega (2010), The Wholly Family (2011), and The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983). My anticipation of the upcoming The Zero Theorem (2014) brought me here (In case you wondered).
Mary (Kate Dickie) and son, Fergal (Niall Bruton), harbour a dark secret that has forced them to move from place to place since Fergal was a child. When they settle into a council flat, somewhere in Scotland, Fergal meets the streetwise Petronella (Hanna Stanbridge). The two soon fall in love, despite Mary’s warning that no good will come of the relationship. They are unaware that on their trail is Cathal (James Nesbitt), a man invested with a dark, powerful magic, and Liam (Ciaran McMenamin), an Irish traveller sent to control him.
Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is lonely, existing in a state of semi-neglect due to his parents’ separation, and suffering at the hands of the school bully. One night he meets Abby (Chloe Moretz), a strange girl, seemingly of a similar age, who has moved into the apartment next door. The two immediately connect and through Abby’s encouragement, Owen learns to stand up for himself, but will their relationship last when Abby’s true nature is revealed?