What movie have you seen lately? Mar 4, 2009 21:22:25 GMT -5
Post by bflickchick on Mar 4, 2009 21:22:25 GMT -5
I'm A Cyborg, But It's Okay (Saibogujiman kwenchana)
A great Korean film Korean cinema is ne plus weirder-er (have you seen 301/302?) and this film is right up there! I am loathe to rank anything, but this film is so wonderful I am tempted to rank it my second favorite cinematic love story ever behind my first place of Big Fish. A young girl has a psychotic break and is instutionalized. She believes she is a cyborg. Another falls in love with her and the ball gets rolling. The sequences from the female's perspective are among the most dreamlike I've ever seen. This is the sort of theme I was expecting to see explored in Machine Girl and, when it was not, left me so disappointed. Though there are some incredibly violent scenes, this is not a splatter film in any way. Categorizing this film is similar to placing Vampire's Kiss...comedy?...drama?...horror? I chose it because it was Korean and happened to be on one of the indie film channels. That choice was my lucky day!
Once again, not horror per se, but the horrors of the world both inner and outer. The documentary explores a trend of which I was completely unaware. Israeli soldiers serve 3 yrs and service is mandatory. At the end of their service, they receive a large payout bonus and many take this money to travel to India and do drugs. Period. It is terrible to see what 3 years of warring followed by large amounts of marijuana, LSD, ecstasy and whatever-you-have can do to a human mind. I also now know for certain that I don't ever want to go to Goa. Beautiful, but I'm just to old for that game. Kerala State, here I come!
Yes, I know. I'm late to the party. Forgive me! I do love Philip Seymour Hoffman and he is absolutely fantastic in this movie. His rewards thereof were richly deserved. This is definitely a horror film. Truly, how much horrible does it get? A family shot pointblank in their own home for about $40. Random and final. I love Truman Capote. Only the South can create freaks like that (Tennessee Williams, Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner come immediately to mind and they are just the tippy tip of the iceberg). This film is very much worth your time regardless of your interest. If you don't know the book In Cold Blood and you are a fan of horror, you will find this film of special historical importance.
I will have to check these out. Thank you