I liked it a lot, actually. I've been wanting to watch it since last year! I recommend it.
"Teeth" - directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein.. VAGINA DENTATA!!! *Very funny movie*
"Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" - directed by Park Chan-wook *A mind binder. Great Flick!*
= I WILL FOLLOW --- Independant drama directed by Ava DuVernay, one of the best films I've seen this year. Starring Salli Richardson Whitfield, Omari Hardwick, Blair Underwood and some great supporting performances, this very poinantly and subtly tells the story of woman going through relationship strains with her cousin, loss of her aunt and her personal life. All the elements are so well balanced and the use of the home and items as the central character is achieved well. The exchange between Salli's character and her cousin is painfully and effectively expressed. The theme of the U2 album history and the debate on best rap battles will spark some convo & controv. Don't miss this one. http://iwillfollowfilm.com/
= THE INHERITANCE --- Horror set around the histories of five interconnected successful people and their families. Starring Golden Brooks, Darin Dewitt Henson & Keith David it does very well in establishing a compelling backstory to drive the tale. Problems come in when too much over-the-top action and horror film cliches enter the picture. This could have been a good indie horror if it spent more time using simple scare techniques and not a bunch of weird special effects just because they found they had enough budget to show them. Unfortunately fell into pardoy by the end. Could learn by watching Ganja & Hess, The Shining and Blacula again.
= RUSH: BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE --- Full length documentary on rock band Rush. Very interesting in how it goes into their families histories, group formation and the progress of the band. The immense skill and timing that is eveident in the music is clearly displayed with studio and live concert footage and the comments from fans like Billy Corgan, Trent Reznor, Kirk Hammet, Jack Black, Zakk Wilde, Les Claypool, Gene Simmons, Sebastian Bach and many others. What strikes you is how intense the band was in composing serious music that challenged and embraced the listener without talking down to them. Seeing the dynamics of the album evolution is revealing and it's warming to see how close a unit they are through ordeals and funny when they get loose with some vino towards the close.
The Wash: Ghetto stupid but funny.
The Visitor: Very cool movie.