Saturday, December 12, 2015
A single father is obsessed with murdering the hit&run driver who killed his only child and poses as a screenwriter to get close to the culprit.
A top-rate crime and revenge drama with a relentless view on bourgeois life and one of cinema's most memorable villains.
Halliwell***: "A complex and engrosiing psycological study that ignores the thriller aspects of the story to concentrate on relationships of love and hatred, with a memorable performance from Yanne as an uncouth villain."
Maltin***1/2: "Outstanding film...This may be the best of many fine Chabrol dramas; Yanne and Cellier are unforgettable, the cinematography (by Jean Rabier) beautiful."
Friday, December 11, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015
A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it.
Hilarious black comedy; the low-budget shows, but it's lively and immensely entertaining.
Halliwell**: "A Corman quickie, allegedly shot in two days, that is a lively, if occasionally ramshackle, comic delight with a notable cameo from Nicholson as a masocist."
Maltin***1/2: "Classic black comedy...Initially infamous as The Film Shot In Two Days, but now considered one of Corman's best pictures. Nicholson has hilarious bit as masochist who thrives on dental pain..."
An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.
Maltin***: "Larkish comedy-fantasy-mystery plays like an afterpiece to MATCH POINT, also set in London...Endearingly silly and off the cuff, but you may to be a Woodyphile to truly enjoy it. Allen is in good comic form as a walking showbusiness cliche."