Gregg Araki’s tenth film Kaboom is unapologetically funny, sexual, inappropriate, and apocalyptic. In short, it was entertaining and pretty brilliant. The movie is a fast-paced, sex-driven, drug-fueled, surreal, highly-stylized, live-action graphic novel about coming of age and dealing simultaneously with the stress of college and the end of the world. If that description seems crazy or a little bit confusing, just wait until you see the film. But throughout all of the craziness, I was thoroughly entertained, amused, amazed, and impressed. All in all, it is a film well worth watching. Kaboom premiered in May at the Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews and is quickly creating the same buzz here at Sundance. (more…)
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Blood Simple, written in 1984 by the Coen Brothers, is one hell of a thriller. It was their directorial debut and really put the brothers on the map in the movie scene. The film is dark and violent filled with misunderstandings that lead to blood… then more blood. It is a kind of film-noir of its time.
The plot begins when bar owner Marty knows his wife is cheating on him with a younger man that works at his bar. Marty hires a greasy hit man to kill his wife and her lover. This is when things start to get far bloodier and far less simple than expected. The hit man deceives his client and a number of misunderstandings ensue. (more…)