Archive for July, 2013

The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season

in Belgian Movies

In just three films, the Belgian/American duo Peter Brosens & Jessica WoodWorth has built a surprisingly haunting body of work, each of their movies focusing on the relationship between man and nature, which they explore through a naturalistic and surrealist lens. After visiting a couple distant desolated locations – Mongolia in Khadak and Peru in Altiplano – the screenwriters/directors head […]

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Drug War

Drug War

in Chinese Movies

With Drug War, Hong Kong director Johnny To (Election, Vengeance) heads to China for the first time to deliver a procedural piece about Chinese cops and drug traffickers. A Johnny To regular, Louis Koo (Election, Triad Election) is Timmy Choi, a drug boss who after being arrested is forced to cooperate with police chief Zhang (Sun Honglei) to take down […]

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Spring Breakers Blu-Ray DVD

Spring Breakers Blu-Ray DVD

in Blu-Ray Reviews

The latest film from cult writer/director Harmory Korine (Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy) is available on Blu-Ray, DVD and ultraviolet. Starring Selena Gomez, Rachel Korine (the director’s wife), Vanessa Hudgens, Brittany and James Franco, Spring-Breakers follows 4 girls who get more than what they bargained while vacationing on Spring Break. Featuring an AVC encoded 1080p transfer, the film looks stunning, especially as the cinematoprapher alternates between saturated […]

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All Together Now

All Together Now

in American Movies

With its premise – a group of teenagers meeting in a wood at night for a series of underground concerts – All Together Now had all the ingredients to either be a horror movie or some kind of raunchy romp. Writer/director Alexander Mirecki is however interested in visiting other themes, delivering instead a lighthearted tale, where social commentary, existentialism, humor […]

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