Posts Tagged ‘thriller’

Blood Simple -Film Review

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Blood Simple (1984)

Set in a small town in Texas, Blood Simple (1984), directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, tells the story of a fatal love affair. A jealous husband, Marty (Dan Hedaya), seeks revenge on his unfaithful wife, Abby (Frances McDormand), by hiring a private investigator (M. Emmet Walsh) to kill his wife Abby, and her lover, Ray (John Getz).

The film starts off slow with an opening scene of barren Texas and as the story unfolds the viewer is introduced to ordinary characters leading simple lives. This film is anything but ordinary. The plot twists and turns keeping the viewer intrigued.

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Sundance Film Review: Gregg Araki’s Kaboom

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Kaboom (2010)

Kaboom (2010)

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…)