Cartels (2017)

Cartels (2017) Here’s another macho fantasy about U. S. Marshals caught in the crossfire of Eastern European drug cartels. Evil overlord and martial artist Georges St.Pierre plays insane Salazar, confronted by Steven Seagal in a fat showdown. Critics who complain that Seagal’s in this movie only fifteen minutes miss the point. Everybody knows that when … More Cartels (2017)

Au rendez-vous de la mort joyeuse , aka Expulsion of the Devil (1973)

  Au rendez-vous de la mort joyeuse , aka Expulsion of the Devil (1973) Juan Luis Buñuel co-wrote and directed this horror film in which a house takes possession of its inhabitants and drives them mad. Dominique, the son, prefers playing outside with his toy soldiers, whereas Sophie draws imaginary buildings while her father sketches … More Au rendez-vous de la mort joyeuse , aka Expulsion of the Devil (1973)

L’Argent (1983)

L’Argent (1983) Robert Bresson’s last film is an austere study of the bleak Eighties where obsession with money drives youths into gangs of thieves. Their passing of counterfeit money implicates one young man who winds up in jail, with his daughter dying and his wife abandoning him. That act of injustice precipitates him into senseless … More L’Argent (1983)

Mysterious Object at Noon (1997–1999)

  Mysterious Object at Noon (1997–1999) Apichatpong Weerasethakul documents where stories come from. “The Mysterious Object and the Dogfar story had been told and acted by the Siamese Villagers from the north to the south and ended in December 1998.” What results is an innovative deconstruction of narrative itself. Elvis Mitchell wrote, “Mr. Weerasethakul’s film … More Mysterious Object at Noon (1997–1999)

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) A comedy of terror normally associated with Harold Pinter plays fuels the brilliant dialogue of Jack Moran’s screenplay in this Russ Meyer exploitation film that caters to America’s worst fears about female gangs. Go-Go girls on the loose from their Pussycat strip club in Van Nuys, California, cruise the desert … More Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)